Herring cale

The Herring cale lives in the pelagic-neritic, marine, depth range 1 - 15 m environment.

An initial phase Herring Cale at a depth of 16 m, Long Reef, Sydney, New South Wales, September 2001. Photo © E. Schlögl. View larger image. Herring Cale - juvenile A juvenile Herring Cale at a depth of 0. More

The Herring Cale can be recognised by its colouration, which varies as the fish grows. Juveniles are typically grey or greenish brown above and yellow below. They have an incomplete silvery-white stripe on the side of the body. More

Common names

herring cale in English
柳頰滑岩鱚 in Mandarin Chinese
柳颊滑岩鱚 in Mandarin Chinese
長吻岩鱚 in Mandarin Chinese
长吻岩鱚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Odacidae
Genus : Odax
Species : Odax cyanomelas
Authority : Richardson, 1850