(Image credit: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO)
Adults: Barramundi are an iconic Australian estuarine and freshwater species. Their colour is silver to bronze, with dark brown/black fins and pink eyes. Their mouths are large and slightly oblique, and their upper jaws extend back past the eyes. Juveniles: Mottled green or brown in colour with white blotches on their backs. When very young, they often have vertical bars.
Length: Up to 1.8 m
Coastal waters, estuaries and wetlands. Juveniles in estuarine and freshwater habitats; 0-10 m depth
In Queensland, log barra south of Bundaberg
Species names on the Redmap site are based on the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota or CAAB (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/caab/). This is updated regularly and lists the approved common name, family, species name and more.
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Russell, D. J., and R. N. Garrett (1988). ‘Movements of Juvenile Barramundi, Lates Calcarifer (Bloch), in North-Eastern Queensland.’ Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 39: 117-23.
Carter, J. And Tait, J. (2010). ‘Freshwater Fishes of the Burdekin Dry Tropics’. NQ Dry Tropics, Townsville.
Keenan, C.P. (1994). ‘Recent Evolution of Population Structure in Australian Barramundi, Lates Calcarifer (Bloch): An Example of Isolation by Distance in One Dimension’. Marine and Freshwater Research 45, no. 7: 1123-48.