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Shark mackerel

Grammatorcynus bicarinatus

(Image credit: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO)

The shark mackerel has an elongated body that is usually bright, glowing green above and silver on the sides and belly, which has small black spots. Distinguished from other mackerel by its 12 dorsal spines, small black spots on the lower sides of its body.

Length: Up to 1.3 m


Coastal reefs, bays in warm waters

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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.

Redmap species descriptions were based, with permission, on the following resources:

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/


Number of sightings 3

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