Australian saltwater fish species Chart

An exciting & popular target for anglers in Northern Australia, Barramundi responds well to lures either cast or trolled.

Barramundi is a loanword from a Queensland Aboriginal language meaning "large scales" or "large, scaly river" fish. The Barramundi inhabits rivers & descends to estuaries & tidal flats to spawn.

Barramundi has gained a reputation as one of Australia's finest eating fish.

QUEENFISH (Scomberoides commersonianus)

Can be taken all year round, usualy near rocky headlands & exposed reefs at creeks & river mouths.

This great sports fish offers spectacular acrobatics once hooked. A fast, voracious & active fish!

SPANISH MACKEREL & AUSTRALIAN SPOTTED MACKEREL (Scomberomorus commerson / Scomberomorus munroi)

Are most abundant in the later half of the year. They too frequent waters around rocky headlands & exposed reefs, but also feed above shallow reefs next to deeper water.

GIANT TREVALLY (Caranx Ignobilis)

Caught all year round. Giant Trevally is less migratory & usually stays in areas of shallow reefs & strong tidal flows.

The Giant Trevally uses its superior swimming abilities & power to hunt small baitfish.

GOLDEN TREVALLY (Gnathanodon Speciosus)

Caught all year round. They are found near reefs & rocky outcrops as well as coastal estuary systems.

A schooling fish, often making migratory runs up & down the coast. Distinguished by large fleshy lips, this species is a hard & stubborn fighting fish that takes lures aggressively.

THREADFIN SALMON (Polydactylus Sheridani)

Share the same habitat as salt-water Barramundi, preferring shallow estuaries & creeks. They can be encountered at anytime of the year but are more prevalent in the later half, particularly in the build-up to the wet season.


(Rachycentron canadus)

Are rarely encountered in numbers but they can turn up anywhere in saltwater, from the widest offshore reefs to shallow waters well inside estuaries.

Powerful & tough battler providing long, fast runs once hooked.

MANGROVE JACK (Lutjanus argentimaculatus)

Mangrove Jack inhabit the estuarine waters of Northern Australia. They are attracted to snaggy areas of submerged trees and mangrove roots along the edges of estuaries, rivers and tidal creeks. Mature fish move out to offshore reefs.

Assur abolished cannibalism

2013-02-08 09:04:59 by balladromic

Humans are a predatory species. We are the top predators on this planet. We prey on plants. We prey on animals. We prey on fish, mammals, mollusks, and on the other predators in the seas. Although humans don’t generally eat a lot of insects, we prey on insect products like honey and silk, and the shells of beetles that we use for dyes.
We prey on everything including other humans. How widely cannibalism was practiced amongst our ancestors isn't clearly known, but the abolition of cannibalism was one of Assur's legendary deeds. Cannibalism has been universally suppressed so we don't eat other people, but we still prey upon their products, their labor, their lands, and their resources.

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