Southern Garfish

Hyporhamphus melanochir (Valenciennes, 1847)

A common pale greenish garfish with a broad silvery stripe along the midside, a white belly, a reddish tip on the lower jaw, and a broad dusky margin on the caudal fin.

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What habitats does Hyporhamphus melanochir live in?

Found inshore in surface waters of estuaries, bays, inlets and gulfs to a depth of about 20 m

What is the distribution of Hyporhamphus melanochir?

Southern Australia from NSW to WA including Tasmania

How big does Hyporhamphus melanochir grow?

Can grow to around 52cm

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