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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:5f7c136d-6c78-4492-9dd1-359058502f0a

LSIDs are persistent, location-independent,resource identifiers for uniquely naming biologically significant resources including species names, concepts, occurrences, genes or proteins, or data objects that encode information about them. To put it simply, LSIDs are a way to identify and locate pieces of biological information on the web.

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WMS

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http://biocache.ala.org.au/ws/ogc/ows?q=species:Argyrosomus japonicus
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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Marine Habitats

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    Source: Australian National Fish Collection Images
    Image by: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO
    Rights: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. Image enhanced during FRDC project

Description

The Mulloway can be recognised by its silvery to bronze-green colouration, moderately elongated body, caudal fin shape and the series of pearly white spots along the lateral line. The caudal fin varies from pointed in juveniles to concave dorsally in adults. source: Australian Museum Factsheets

Online resources

Australian Museum Factsheets
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat, Images
Australian National Fish Collection Images
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Encyclopedia of Life
Description, Video Page Url, Images
Reef Life Survey Images
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Species Lists

RLS profile v3
Abundance: 14
Behaviour: The croaking of mulloway is one of the characteristic sounds heard along the Swan estuary near Perth on still nights
Common_Name: Mulloway;
Depth: 2–150 m
Description: The croaking of mulloway is one of the characteristic sounds heard along the Swan estuary near Perth on still nights
Diet: Carnivore
Distribution: Exmouth Gulf, WA, to Burnett R, Qld. Also southern Africa, east Asia.
Frequency: 0.116
Habitat: Reef, sand, mud
IUCN_Threat_status: Not assessed
Invasive: Not known to be invasive
Max_size: 2 m
Range: 425.835
Threats: Recreational and commercial fishing
similar_species: A second species of sciaenid that is also highly regarded by anglers, the teraglin Atractoscion aequidens, is found in deep water off NSW; it differs from the mulloway in having an indented rather than slightly rounded tail
South Australian Fish from the AFD

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Argyrosomus japonicus

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Argyrosomus hololepidotus (Lacépède, 1801): The sciaenid fishes (croakers or drums) of the Indo-West Pacific. Trans. Zool. Soc. Lond Vol. 33 pp. 253-541 figs 1-61 pls 1-14; Fishes of Australia pp. 480 pp.; Family Sciaenidae. The Fishes of Australia's South Coast pp. 992 pp. 810 figs pp. 602-603, fig. 532; Australian Fisheries Resources pp. 422 pp. (Lacépède, 1801)
Sciaena japonica Temminck & Schlegel, 1844 Temminck & Schlegel, 1844
Published in: Temminck, C.J. & Schlegel, H. 1844. Pisces. Fauna Japonica Vol. 4(2–4) pp. 21-72 pls 7A-36
Sciaena antarctica Castelnau, 1872
Published in: Castelnau, F.L. de 1872. Contribution to the ichthyology of Australia. 1. The Melbourne fish market. Proc. Zool. Acclim. Soc. Vict. Vol. 1 pp. 29-242 1 pl.
Sciaena antarctica Castelnau, 1872 Castelnau, 1872
Sciaena neglecta Ramsay & Ogilby, 1886 Ramsay & Ogilby, 1886
Published in: Ramsay, E.P. & Ogilby, J.D. 1886. On an undescribed Sciaena from the New South Wales coast. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. Ser. 2 Vol. 1 (3) pp. 941-942
Argyrosomus hololepidotus (Lacépède, 1801)
Published in: Kailola, P.J., Williams, M.J., Stewart, P.C., Reichelt, R.E., McNee, A. & Grieve, C. 1993. Australian Fisheries Resources Canberra : Bureau of Resource Sciences and the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation pp. 422 pp.
Argyrosomus hololepidotus (Lacépède, 1801)
Published in: Gomon, M.F. 1994. Family Sciaenidae. The Fishes of Australia's South Coast pp. 992 pp. 810 figs pp. 602-603, fig. 532
Argyrosomus hololepidotus (Lacépède, 1801)
Published in: Trewavas, E. 1977. The sciaenid fishes (croakers or drums) of the Indo-West Pacific. Trans. Zool. Soc. Lond Vol. 33 pp. 253-541 figs 1-61 pls 1-14
Argyrosomus hololepidotus (Lacépède, 1801)
Published in: Grant, E.M. 1991. Fishes of Australia Brisbane : EM Grant Pty Ltd pp. 480 pp.

Common Names

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Butter-fish
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Japanese Meagre
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Jew
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Jewfish
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Kingfish
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Mulloway
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River Kingfish
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School Jew
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Silver Jew
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Silver Jewfish
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Soapy
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Southern Meagre
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Butterfish
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Croaker
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Kingy
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Kob
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Schoolies
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Silver Croaker
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Soapies
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Working classification

kingdom
ANIMALIA
phylum
CHORDATA
subphylum
VERTEBRATA
suprageneric
GNATHOSTOMATA
suprageneric
PISCES
class
ACTINOPTERYGII
subphylum
EUTELEOSTEI
superorder
ACANTHOPTERYGII
order
PERCIFORMES
suborder
PERCOIDEI
family
SCIAENIDAE
genus
Argyrosomus
species
Argyrosomus japonicus  Recorded in Australia

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