Yelloweye Mullet

Aldrichetta forsteri Valenciennes, 1836

This the most common mullet species found in southern Australian waters. It has two short-based dorsal fins, a broad head, a short pointed snout with a small mouth, and a slightly forked tail. Yelloweye Mullet are greenish-brown above, with silvery sides, a paler underside, with a bright yellow iris and no dark spot at the pectoral-fin base it has smaller scales than the Sea Mullet

This species is commercially fished around Australia

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What habitats does Aldrichetta forsteri live in?

It occurs in temperate inshore and estuarine waters, usually on sandy or muddy substrates

What is the distribution of Aldrichetta forsteri?

It occurs in Australia and New Zealand. In Australia it is known from southern New South Wales, around the south of the country including Tasmania and north to the central coast of Western Australia

How big does Aldrichetta forsteri grow?

Can grow up to 50cm more commonly a round to 30cm

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