Abundant in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the south western Pacific Ocean: southestern Australia, Norfolk Island and New Zealand. In Australia recorded from central Queensland south to the Victorian border.
Frequents reefs and the shallower waters of the continental shelf.
Torpedo shaped body, distinct stripes on upper body fading in lower half. Sometimes schools in substantial numbers close to shore. Sought after as a bait and game fish. Grows to 180 cm, usually around 45 cm.
Kuiter, R. H., Coastal Fishes of South-Eastern Australia. Published by Crawford House Press Pty. Ltd., 1993. p.377.
Atlas of Living Australia website at https://bie.ala.org.au/search?q=sarda+australis. Accessed 06/07/18.
FishBase. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2018. World Wide Web electronic publication. https://fishbase.ca/summary/Sarda-australis.html. Accessed 06/07/18.