Image: Mulloway gas bladder
The gas bladder (also called a swim bladder) of a juvenile Mulloway. The presence of multiple branched appendages along the sides of the gas bladder is an important character used to identify the genus Argyrosomus.
- Stephen Ward
- © DPI
The fish was caught in the Clarence River adjacent Iluka, New South Wales, 20 March 2013. It is now registered in the Australian Museum ichthyology collection (AMS I.46169-001). The photograph was taken by District Fisheries Officer Stephen Ward.
Sasaki, K, 2001. Sciaenidae. Croakers (drums). Carpenter, K.E. & V.H. Niem (ed). pp 2791-3379, In The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. Vol. 5. FAO species identification guide for Fishery purposes. FAO.