Common throughout the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the southern hemisphere. In Australia recorded from southern Queensland south to Victoria and around to Exmouth Western Australia.
Schooling species, size of school may number in the hundreds of individuals. Frequents coastal waters, surf zones and estuaries. Depth from 5 to 150 m. Feeds on smaller fish, squid and octopus.
Fishes of Australia's Southern Coasts, edited by Martin Gomon, Diane Bray and Rudie Kuiter. Reed New Holland, Publishers, 2008. p.590.
Atlas of Living Australia website at https://bie.ala.org.au/search?q=Argyrosomus+japonicus. Accessed 25/04/18.