(Image credit: Graham Edgar)
Common to the central New South Wales coast and also found in Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania. Mado are considered common in northern Tasmania and along the east coast and may be found south to Tasman Peninsula. Small reef fish, reach up to approximately 20 to 25cm. They can be identified by brown stripes running horizontally along the length of their silvery white body (longitudinal stripes). They also have yellow fins (dorsal, anal and caudal).
Length: Up to 25 cm
Reef; 0-30 m depth
Log it if you spot it south of Tasman Peninsula and off the western and southern coasts or directly off the mid north coast (Tasmania only)
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 resources:
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/
Fishes of Tasmania by P. Last, E. Scott and F. Talbot (1983). Tasmanian Fisheries Development Authority, Hobart