Southern sea garfish

southern sea garfish may be found in deeper waters during the colder months (Ref. 27008). Generally herbivorous, seagrasses and algal filaments comprise about 75% of their food (Refs. 26551, 27013). More

Previous Southern Sea Garfish records on Big Sharks Sea - Hyporhamphus melanochir More Info Specie Weight Peg Angler Date Southern Sea More

King George whiting, southern sea garfish and yellow-eye mullet, was predominately obtained from food-webs that are derived from seagrass. King George whiting nutrition depended most strongly on seagrass, which contributed over 80% to its nutrition. More

Southern sea garfish are pale greenish blue on the back and upper sides, and have a broad, blue-edged silver band along the middle of the side. Garfish are distinguished from most other species by the large ‘bill’ or ‘beak’ on their lower jaw. More

Southern sea garfish occur in southern Australian waters, from Victoria through Bass Straight and around Tasmania to through to south western Western Australia. More

Common names

Dusky garfish in English
dusky sea garfish in English
dusky sea garfish in Unknown
eastern sea garfish in Unknown
Gardie in English
garfish in English
Halfbeak in English
Mustamelanokkakala in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Pencils in English
sea garfish in English
South Australian garfish in English
Southern garfish in English
Southern sea garfish in English
Western sea garfish in English
南澳下鱵魚 in Mandarin Chinese
南澳下鱵鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Beloniformes
Family : Hemiramphidae
Genus : Hyporhamphus
Species : Hyporhamphus australis
Authority : Valenciennes, 1847