King George Whiting

Sillaginodes punctatus (Cuvier, 1829)

A pale golden-brown to greenish whiting becoming silvery-white below, with small rusty-brown spots and wavy lines along the sides. The King George Whiting is the largest whiting, and is a highly prized table fish.

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What habitats does Sillaginodes punctatus live in?

Inhabits bays, estuaries and coastal areas with seagrass, macroalgae or sand in depths to 200 m

What is the distribution of Sillaginodes punctatus?

Southern Australia from WA to NSW including Tasmania

How big does Sillaginodes punctatus grow?

Can grow to around 72cm however more commonly around 32cm

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