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Yellowfin whiting

Sillago schomburgkii

(Image credit: PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture)

The body of the yellow-fin whiting is sandy brown to sandy yellow in colour with yellow ventral fins. The body lacks striping in the adult as is characteristic in other whiting species. Juveniles often have dark blotches on the side. This species is often found in inshore sandy areas.

Length: Up to 36 cm


Shallow inshore sandy areas such as sand bars and spits; 1-20 m depth

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In South Australia, log this species south of Adelaide

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 Ed. (2008) Reed Books, Melbourne

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

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

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