Western Australian Salmon and Australian Herring Click to enlarge image
A 26 cm long Western Australian Salmon and a 20 cm long Australian Herring caught on hook and line (prawn bait) at a depth of 6 m, Rockingham Public Wharf, Western Australia, 11 April 2010. Image: Justin McKenzie
© Justin McKenzie

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    georgianus
    Genus
    Arripis
    Family
    Arripidae
    Order
    Perciformes
    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
  • Size Range
    40 cm

The Australian Herring is a schooling Australian endemic species,

Habitat

The Australian Herring lives in temperate coastal waters.

Distribution

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



Australian Herring, Arripis georgianus
A 20 cm long Australian Herring caught on hook and line (prawn bait) at a depth of 6 m, Rockingham Public Wharf, Western Australia, 11 April 2010. Image: Justin McKenzie
© Justin McKenzie

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.