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Yellow Eye Mullet

Scientific Name: Aldrichetta forsteri

Description: The Yellow Eye Mullet is the most common mullet in southern Australia and juveniles are often seen in larger schools along the coast, as well as in bays and estuaries, and around mangroves such as in the Barwon River estuary.

These fish are scavengers, feeding on organic matter in the estuary while juveniles feed on plankton and small invertebrates on the riverbed.

Juvenile mullet are a major source of food for many local waterbirds such as herons and pelicans.

Type: Bony Fish
Where to find: Estuary, Subtidal Reef and Sandy
Size: 50cm