Animal Species:Teraglin, Atractoscion aequidens (Cuvier, 1830)
Standard Common Name
Geelbeck Croaker, Jew, Teraglin-jew, Trag
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.
The species grows to 1 m in length.
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.
Other behaviours and adaptations
The Teraglin is a schooling species.
- 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.
- 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