Southern sea garfish

The Southern sea garfish lives in the pelagic-neritic, brackish, marine, depth range 0 - 20 m environment.

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

The southern sea garfish is the popular garfish species caught by anglers in Port Phillip Bay and other Victorian bay and coastal waters. More

The Southern Sea Garfish is not the only one in WA's waters but it's the fish we'll concentrate on here. Most other gars can be caught in an identical way. More

prawns, and before too long the Southern Sea Garfish were around thick and fast. Sometimes I find these Southern Sea Garfish can be so finicky they drive you up the wall, but today they were pratically jumping into the boat. 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 melanochir
Authority : Valenciennes, 1847