(Image credit: Peter Gouldthorpe, DPIPWE)
The Luderick is widespread in eastern Australia from southern Queensland to central South Australia, including northern and north-eastern Tasmania. Luderick are dark brown or greenish-grey colour with 10 to 12 narrow vertical bars down their side. They have a slivery-grey underbelly.
AKA: Blackie, blackfish
Length: Up to 62 cm
Reef; 0-20 m depth
In Tasmania, log a sighting on the east coast south of St Helens and on either the west or south coasts
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, from the following books:
Australian Marine Life: The Plants and Animals of Temperate Waters by G. J. Edgar, Revised (2008) Reed Books, Melbourne
Fishes of Australia’s Southern Coast, Edited by M. Gomon. D. Bray and R. Kuiter (2008) Reed Books, Melbourne
Fishes of Tasmania by P. Last, E. Scott and F. Talbot (1983). Tasmanian Fisheries Development Authority, Hobart
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