Sphyraena novaehollandiae Günther, 1860

Snook are a prized eating species across southern Australian where it occurs in bays and estuaries.

Locally very common from hard up against the rocky shore line near Tomahawk Island to across the grass beds throughout the bay.

How to identify Sphyraena novaehollandiae?

A silvery green barracuda becoming silver to white below, with greenish or pale yellowish-green fins the body is very slender, almost cylindrical, with a protruding lower jaw, a large mouth containing fang-like teeth, two widely separated short based triangular dorsal fins, and a short based triangular anal fin.

What habitats does Sphyraena novaehollandiae live in?

Reef edges that adjoin patchy seagrass and sand

What is the distribution of Sphyraena novaehollandiae?

Southern Australia From WA to NSW including Tasmania

How big does Sphyraena novaehollandiae grow?

Can grow up to 110cm

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