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Australian Salmon

Scientific Name: Arripis trutta

Description: While forming vast schools on oceanic beaches Australian Salmon are most often seen locally as juveniles which have golden bars on the upper sides that break up into spots in larger individuals.

These fish are mostly seen in smaller schools along the beaches and around the Bluff and reefs, actively feeding in the surf zone.

Australian Salmon are a carnivore feeding mostly on small baitfish and crustaceans such as krill.

Type: Bony Fish
Where to find: Open Water
Size: To 100 cm although locally much smaller and well under 60 cm

Juvenile Australian Salmon
Simon Nicholas / iNat