King George Whiting
(Image credit: CSIRO)
This species is common along the coast of South Australia. The largest of the whiting family it has a silvery body, and brown spots along its back.
Length: Up to 70 cm
(Also known as Sillaginodes punctata)
Sand, silt, seagrass; 0-25 m depth
In Tasmania, log this species south of St Helens (on the east coast)
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