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Western yellowfin bream

Acanthopagrus morrisoni

(Image credit: Randall, J.E., 1997)

Yellowfin seabream are a pale grey to whitish colour and have yellowish bellies. They have a dark blotch at the start of their lateral line (above and left of the pelvic fin). Their pelvic and anal fins are a yellowish colour, while their caudal fin is more grey with the lower part of the fin having a yellowish tinge.

Length: Up to 50 cm

(Previously known as Acanthopagrus latus)


Typically occur in shallow coastal waters and estuaries; 1-50 m depth

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In Queensland, log this species south of Cairns

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.

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

Carpenter, K.E.; Niem, V.H. (eds) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Volume 5. Bony fishes part 3 (Menidae to Pomacentridae). Rome, FAO. 2001. pp. 2791-3380.

Froese F, Pauly D (2011) Fishbase. www.fishbase.org

Randall, J.E., 1997. Randall's tank photos. Collection of 10,000 large-format photos (slides) of dead fishes. Unpublished

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