Silvery body, usually with a dark oblique line from corner of the mouth, through eye to the top the head and a straight line from behind eye to tail. Less steep head than S. hippos (Samsonfish) and deeper body than S. lalandi (Yellowtail Kingfish). Dorsal fin lobe equal length to pectoral fin, and anal fin lobe shorter than pectoral fin length. S. rivoliana (Highfin Amberjack) has longer anal and dorsal fin lobes - otherwise nearly identical in appearance.
Max Size: 190 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 10.4-29.6°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
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 (10 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland