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Pomatomus saltatrix

Plenty caught and a few eaten over the summer. All about 35cm. No Australian salmon were caught while the tailor were around and they are usually more common

Weight 0.500kg
Depth 5m
Pomatomus saltatrix

About this species

Tailor are grey with a pale belly, have a broad forked tail and a streamlined body. Watch out for their teeth, there is a good reason they are also called Choppers!Tailor are recent arrivals to many parts of Tasmania, and becoming more common on the east coast where in places such as St Helens they were not seen as little as 3 to 5 years ago. Log this species if you spot it south of St Helens, TASMANIA or anywhere in South Australia Read more…

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