Acanthopagrus australis (Gunther, 1859)

Acanthopagrus australis
Acanthopagrus australis
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Tuesday, 5 June 2012
Location: 
Red Rock Estuary
Depth: 
3m
Acanthopagrus australis
Acanthopagrus australis
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Thursday, 12 May 2016
Location: 
Nth Solitary Island
Depth: 
10m
Common name: Yellowfinned Bream
Distribution:

Common throughout the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Endemic to eastern Australia from Townsville south to eastern Victoria.

Ecological Notes:

Prefers sandy or rubble substrate near rocky or reef areas. Particularly common on coastal reefs and in estuaries.

Additional Notes:

Important recreational catch, occurs in large numbers in some places. Grows to about 4kg and 65cm. Distinguished from commonly seen Tarwhine, Rhabdosargus sarba, by straighter forehead and absence of yellow brown lines over the scales.