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Yellowtail kingfish

Seriola lalandi

(Image credit: Peter Gouldthorpe, DPIPWE)

A good catch from northern New South Wales across southern mainland Australia to Western Australia including South Australia. Often caught in Northern Tasmania the kingfish is anecdotally considered to be getting more common in southern Tasmania in recent years.Yellowtail kingfish are streamlined, schooling fish which grow to a large size. Dark blue-green with a yellow stripe along the length of their bodies.

AKA: Kingies, trevallies

Length: Up to 1.93 m


Open water; 0-50 m depth

Log it

Log this species wherever it is spotted in Victorian waters
In Tasmania, log if spotted south of Maria Island

Related links/info

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.

Redmap species descriptions were based, with permission, on the following books:

Australian Marine Life: The Plants and Animals of Temperate Waters by G. J. Edgar, Revised (2008) Reed Books, Melbourne

Fishes of Australia’s Southern Coast, Edited by M. Gomon. D. Bray and R. Kuiter (2008) Reed Books, Melbourne

Fishes of Tasmania by P. Last, E. Scott and F. Talbot (1983). Tasmanian Fisheries Development Authority, Hobart

Find further information and images at FISHES OF AUSTRALIA http://www.fishesofaustralia.net.au/

Number of sightings 55

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