The permit, Trachinotus falcatus, is a game fish of the western Atlantic ocean belonging to the Carangidae family.
Indo-Pacific Pemit, Trachinotus blochii, is distribited in the Red Sea and East Africa to the Marshall Islands and Samoa, north to southern Japan, south to Australia.
Adults frequently in channels or holes, over sandy flats, around reefs, and at times over mud bottoms; usually solitary or in small schools; smaller fish tolerate brackish water. Spawn offshore. During the summer, juveniles are found in large schools especially in the surf zone along sandy beaches. Adults feed on mollusks, crabs, shrimps, and small fishes; juveniles on benthic invertebrates.