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King George Whiting

Scientific Name: Sillaginodes punctatus

Description: Smaller King George Whiting (to 500mm) are often seen in small schools around the entrance and upstream to the Barwon estuary, as well as being seen on reefs enjoying the protection of the Marine Sanctuary.

King George Whiting are golden-brown to greenish-white becoming silvery-white below, with small rusty-brown spots and wavy lines along the upper side.

They are active carnivores and feed on crustaceans, molluscs and small fish in the sand between reefs and seagrass beds.

Like many species King George Whiting depend on healthy seagrass beds for the early stages of their lives.

Type: Bony Fish
Where to find: Estuary
Size: 70cm