Daily Archives: May 13, 2013

Diamond Trevally ( Alectis indica )

Alectis indica

Common Name: Indian Threadfish

Local Name: Talakitok (Tagalog), Mamsa, Salmin Salmin (Cebuano)

Max Size165 cm ( 25 kgs )

Biodiversity: Marine, Brackish, Reef Associated, Endemic

Depth: 20 – 100m

Fishing Season:  All Year Long

This is another species of trevally that can be found in coastal waters here in the Philippines.  It is distinguished by its odd angular body and shiny appearance.  These fish are often found in schools over coral reefs and feed mainly on fish, squid and crustaceans.  The fish in the picture above was caught by Mr. Archival on live shrimp at the Marcelo Fernan Bridge in Mandaue, Cebu.

trevally species philippines

Diamond Trevally caught in Dumaguete