Animal Species:Teraglin, Atractoscion aequidens (Cuvier, 1830)

Teraglin from near North Solitary Island

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Standard Common Name

Teraglin

Alternative Name/s

Geelbeck Croaker, Jew, Teraglin-jew, Trag

Identification

The Teraglin is silvery with a brownish to bluish back. Inside the mouth and under the gill cover are both yellow.  The species looks similar to the Mulloway. The caudal fin of adults is concave and the anal fin is positioned more posteriorly than that of the Mulloway.  The two species have very different gas bladders.

Size range

The species grows to 1 m in length.

Distribution

It occurs in the western Indian Ocean and Australia.

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information.  Source: Atlas of Living Australia.

Atractoscion aequidens

Other behaviours and adaptations

The Teraglin is a schooling species.

Classification

Species:
aequidens
Genus:
Atractoscion
Family:
Sciaenidae
Order:
Perciformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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.
  2. Hutchins, B. & R. Swainston. 1986. Sea Fishes of Southern Australia. Complete Field Guide for Anglers and Divers. Swainston Publishing. Pp. 180.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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Tags Teraglin, Atractoscion aequidens, Sciaenidae, marine, 1 m, schooling, silver, greenish, brownish,