Trachurus novaezelandiae, Busselton, Western Australia, Photo: Graham Edgar
Trachurus novaezelandiae, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Trachurus novaezelandiae, Jervis Bay, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific
Reflective silver, elongate body with prominent scutes along the lateral line, bright yellow tail and a diffuse black spot on rear edge of operculum. Largest fish live in deeper water.
Max Size: 50 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 14.1-23.9°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Open ocean, Rocky Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 26
Also referred to as the SGI (Species generalisation index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species.
Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most
hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Common (20% 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: Large aggregations (293 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