Black Bream

Acanthopagrus butcheri (Munro, 1949)

Often confused with Yellowfin Bream found mostly on the east coast, which has pale yellow ventral and anal fins.

It is often very difficult to separate this species from Acanthopagrus australis, and the two species are known to hybridize in Victoria

How to identify Acanthopagrus butcheri?

Silvery olive brown to dark bronze or greenish above, whitish below, with brownish-black pelvic and anal fins, a small black spot at pectoral-fin base, caudal fin margin black.

What habitats does Acanthopagrus butcheri live in?

In bays, inlets, estuaries, and in the lower reaches of rivers, in depths of 0-30 m

What is the distribution of Acanthopagrus butcheri?

Endemic to southern Australia, in rivers rivers and estuaries from Ulladulla, New South Wales, to Shark Bay, Western Australia, and thourhgout coastal rivers of Tasmania, and Flinders and Kangaroo Islands

How big does Acanthopagrus butcheri grow?

Can grow up to around 66 cm

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