Animal Species:Australian Herring, Arripis georgianus (Valenciennes, 1831)

The Australian Herring is a schooling Australian endemic species,

Australian Herring at Carrickalinga

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Standard Common Name

Australian Herring

Alternative Name/s

Bull Herring, Herring, Rough, Roughy, Ruff, Sea Herring, Tommy, Tommy Rough, Tommy Ruff, Western Herring

Size range

40 cm

Distribution

The species occurs from south-western Western Australia to the central coast of New South Wales.

Distribution by collection data

Ozcam map of Australian Herring specimens in the Australian Museums.

What does this mean?

Habitat

The Australian Herring lives in temperate coastal waters.

Classification

Species:
georgianus
Genus:
Arripis
Family:
Arripidae
Order:
Perciformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata

What does this mean?

References

  1. Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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