General Description

Body very long and slender; lower jaw long slender, bill-like, upper jaw short; dorsal and anal fins short-based near the tail; lower lobe of tail fin longer than the upper. Pale greenish above, silvery-white below with a broad silvery stripe along the side, a reddish tip to the beak and a broad dusky margin to the caudal fin. To 51 cm.


Garfishes feed on invertebrates and plant matter in surface waters close to the shore. They are a popular food fish in southern Australia.


Southern Australia.


Inshore surface waters in bays and estuaries, and along the coast, usually around the seagrass Zostera.

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