Thyrsites atun (Euphrasén, 1791)

These are voracious predators have long fang-like teeth and often form large schools and are common across the bay.

How to identify Thyrsites atun?

A long slender strongly compressed fish with a steely-blue back becoming silvery below, a black blotch at the front of the dorsal fin, and a single lateral line that runs along the back below the dorsal-fin base before abruptly curving ventrally.

What habitats does Thyrsites atun live in?

Inhabits near surface waters, and sometimes enters open bays and estuaries

What is the distribution of Thyrsites atun?

Southern Australia From WA to NSW including Tasmania. Elsewhere the species is circumglobal in the Southern Hemisphere.

How big does Thyrsites atun grow?

Can grow to around 200cm

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