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Australian bonito

Other namesStriped bonito
Scientific nameSarda australis
Size Range
  • Common length — 45cm
  • Maximum length — 180cm
Size limits on takesN/A
Possession limits on takes
  • possession limit 20
  • (This is a general possession limit)
Description
  • bright blue-green back
  • silvery belly
  • 10 or 11 narrow greyish stripes on sides
  • dull greyish fins
Frequent Misidentificationother bonito
mackerel tuna

Features that distinguish Australian bonito from leaping bonito:
� no spots or dots on body
� narrow stripes on sides
Distribution
  • along the Queensland coast
  • bays and estuaries