Large, silvery steel-grey body with a series of white spots along the lateral line, and a slightly rounded rear tail margin. Similar Teraglin Atractoscion aequidens,Â found in deeper southern Queensland waters, differs in possessing an indented rather than rounded rear tail margin. Adults spawn outside the surf zone of coastal beaches, larvae then drifting at sea for several months before moving into estuaries as juveniles.
Max Size: 181 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 13.2-28.2°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef, Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (1% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Many (11 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney