The yellowstripe trevally is distributed throughout the tropical waters of the Indo-West Pacific region, ranging from the Persian Gulf in the west to Vanuatu and New Caledonia in the east. The species is distinguished by its prominent lateral yellow band, and differs from the scads of the genus Selar in having a smaller eye and different dentition. Phylogenetic studies indicate the striped fish yellow scad is closely related to the scads of the genus Selaralthough its exact placement in the family Striped fish yellow is less well agreed upon. Feeding occurs at different times of the day and night throughout its range. The yellowstripe striped fish yellow is an important commercial species, with betweent andt reported worldwide between and striped marlin The species is predominantly harvested with trawlshowever is also taken with smaller traditional nets.