Trachinotus rhodopus

Trachinotus rhodopus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Carangidae
Genus: Trachinotus
Species: T. rhodopus
Binomial name
Trachinotus Trachinotus rhodopus
(T. N. Gill)

The gafftopsail pompano, (Trachinotus rhodopus) is a species of jack in the family Carangidae. It is found in the eastern Pacific.

Distribution and habitat

Gafftopsail pompanos are found in the eastern Pacific. Their range extends from Zuma Beach in southern California to Peru and the Galapagos Islands.[2] They are more common around the Gulf of California and Peru.


The maximum size for this fish is 61 centimetres (24 in) but usually grows up to 25 centimetres (9.8 in).[2] It is diamond shaped with yellow fins. The colouration of this fish is silver.



Trachinotus rhodopus feeds on invertebrates and fish.[3]


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