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Common dart

Trachinotus botla

(Image credit: ImageĀ© R.Swainston/anima.net.au)

Body colour is bluish on the upper surface of the body becoming silvery towards the belly. Distinguished by deeply forked caudal fin, elongated dorsal and anal fins and between 1 to 5 large along the middle side of the body.

Length: Up to 65 cm


Inhabit coastal waters or sandy bays near the surf zone; 0-10 m depth

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In Western Australia, log it south of Perth

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.

Allen,G. R (2009) ' Field Guide to Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-East Asia'. Fourth Edition.Western Australian Museum. Perth. Western Australia

Australian Museum website http://australianmuesum.net.au

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

Number of sightings 5

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