Image: Mulloway gas bladder

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.

Photographer:
Stephen Ward
Rights:
© DPI

Notes

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.

Reference:

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.

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Tags Mulloway, Argyrosomus japonicus, Sciaenidae, fishes, ichthyology, gas, swim, bladder, marine,