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Temperate Perch including Cods and BlackfishMacquariea novemaculeata

Australian Bass


Macquaria novemaculeata (Australian Bass)


Family: Percichthyidae


Status: Native


Size: Medium-sized species, averaging in most waters around 0.5–1 kg and 20–30 cm. Can attain 50 cm and 3.8kg


Description: Olive grey colouration. A moderately deep, elongated body that is laterally compressed .


Location: Found in coastal rivers and maybe occurs on the eastern escarpment. Stocked into impoundments on the eastern coast. It requires access to estuaries  to spawn.


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