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Mozambique seabream

Wattsia mossambica

(Image credit: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO)

Silver to grey body with yellow tinge on top of head. All fins are yellow, or have a yellowish hue. Fin spines are relatively large and found on both the dorsal and anal fins. The fish looks similar to the common yellowfin bream species found in estuaries, except that it has a shorter body with a more rounded belly.

Length: Up to 55 cm


Outer edge of the continental shelf; 50-180 m depth

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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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