General Description

Body elongated and somewhat compressed (narrow from side to side) with a broad head, a short pointed snout and a small mouth. Two short-based dorsal fins and a slightly forked tail. Silvery in colour with a golden-brown to yellowish tinge on the back and a distinctive yellow eye. Body up to 50 cm.


The Yelloweye Mullet is the most common mullet in southern Australia. Large schools of Yelloweye Mullet are often seen in surface waters along the coast. It feeds on detritus and plankton It is a popular angling fish.


Eastern, southern and western Australia.


Coastal waters, bays, estuaries, coastal lakes and in the lower freshwater parts of rivers; often around mangroves and over seagrass beds in depths of 0-10 m.

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