Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Found from East Africa to Japan and Australia. In Australia recorded from Exmouth in Western Australia, across the tropical north to Queensland and south to central New South Wales, and including Lord Howe Island.
Frequents offshore and coastal reefs, juveniles inshore areas and estuaries. Depth to at least 60 m.
Usually found in small aggregations. Shiny silver sheen and small black spot on operculum aid identification. Grows to 72 cm.
Kuiter, R. H., Coastal Fishes of South-Eastern Australia. Published by Crawford House Press Pty. Ltd., 1993. p.175.
FishBase. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2018. World Wide Web electronic publication. http://fishbase.ca/summary/Carangoides-chrysophrys.html. Accessed 29/04/18.
Atlas of Living Australia website at https://bie.ala.org.au/search?q=carangoides+chrysophrys. Accessed 29/04/18.