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Top 10 Australian Bass of 2017

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Read about the List of Australian Bass and ways to identify it. Every Australian Bass are unique in its nature but identifying them is little complex, the below list will helps you in identifying name and origin of Australian bass.

List of Australian Bass 2017

  1. Australian bass
  2. Barcoo grunter
  3. Barramundi
  4. Bloomfield river cod
  5. Freshwater catfish (eel-tailed catfish)
  6. Freshwater sawfish
  7. Golden perch (yellowbelly)
  8. Jungle perch
  9. Khaki grunter
  10. Longfin eel

Australian Bass

Scientific name of Australian Bass is Macquaria novemaculeata. People use to misidentify this particular base with silver perch and estuary perch.

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Australian Bass usually distributed on Freshwater environment, sometime it enters estuaries at the time of peak flood. In specific this fish can be found in South East Queensland, north to the Burnett Rivers.

Physical Appearance:

Size of Australian Bass is usually between 40cm -65cm and minimum size is 30cm

How to differentiate Australian Bass with Silver perch?

It can be differentiated with the mouth look; this silver perch mouth is relatively larger when comparing with Australian Bass. Anal Fins & Dorsal is deeply notched. Also, it has deeply compressed body.

Barcoo grunter

Scientific name of Barcoo Grunter is Scortum barcoo. People use to misidentify this particular base with silver perch and Welch’s grunter.

Barcoo grunterBarcoo Grunter usually distributed on turbid waters of large rivers and waterholes. In specific this fish can be found in Barkley Basin, Limmen Bight, Roper and Macarthur regions of the Northern Territory.

Physical Appearance:

Size of Barcoo grunter is usually between 25cm -35cm and minimum size is 30cm.

Barramundi

Scientific name of Barcoo Grunter is Lates calcarifer. Because of its unique nature people might not get confuse with the other fishes.

BarramundiBarramundi usually distributed on at Jericho Waterholes, Jericho and turbid waters of large rivers and waterholes and waterholes. In specific this fish can be found generally incoastal marine, and estuarine to freshwater habitats.

Physical Appearance:

Size of Barramundi is usually between 80cm -180cm and minimum size is 58cm

Bloomfield river cod

Scientific name of Bloomfield river cod is Guyu wujalwujalensis , Alternatively this particular fish can also be called as Tropical nightfish. Because of its unique nature people might not get confuse with the other fishes.

Bloomfield river codBloomfield river cod usually distributed on at Bloomfield River, North eastern Australia. In specific this fish can be found generally in undercut banks, boulders, logs snags and submerged root masses during the day.

Physical Appearance:

Size of Bloomfield river cod is usually between 10cm. Minimum and maximum size of this particular SPECIES is not taken.

Freshwater catfish (eel-tailed catfish)

Scientific name of Freshwater catfish is Tandanus tandanus. Because of its unique nature people might not get confuse with the other fishes.

Freshwater catfish (eel-tailed catfish)Freshwater catfish usually distributed on at widely distributed in the Murray-Darling River system and east coast drainages, usually on in slow moving streams. Everyone should aware about this fish ca

Physical Appearance:

Size of Freshwater catfish is usually between 80cm -180cm and minimum size is 58cm.

Freshwater sawfish

Scientific name of Freshwater sawfish is Pristis microdon. Because of its unique nature people might not get confuse with the other fishes.

Freshwater sawfishThis fish is distributed throughout Queensland and are therefore prohibited from being in anyone’s possession without a permit.

Physical Appearance:

Color of this fish look brown -olive dorsally, white underneath and Size of Freshwater sawfish is usually between 150cm -600cm.

Golden perch (yellowbelly)

Scientific name of Golden perch (yellowbelly) is Macquaria ambigua. Because of its unique nature people might not get confuse with the other fishes.

Golden perch (yellowbelly)This fish is distributed Murray Darling, Lake Eyre /Bulloo basins and Dawson and Fitzroy rivers. In general, Color of this fish helps identifying its name. This fish is also called YellowBelly.

Physical Appearance:

Adults bronze/olive/brownish overall with a yellow belly and Protruding lower jaw and truncate tail fin is its unique nature. Size of Golden perch (yellowbelly) is usually between 40cm -75cm.

Jungle perch

Scientific name of Jungle perch is Kuhlia rupestris This fish can be identified with some unique nature such as Tips of tail rounded, not pointed as with spotted flagtail and Vibrant silver fish with black scale margins.

Jungle perchThis fish is distributed the Queensland coast now restricted to isolated pockets north of Townsville. This Fish has its own nature so it can be identified easily without any hard efforts. Please check for the image to know its actual look and feel and this fish size is discussed in physical appearance section.

Physical Appearance:

Size of Jungle perch is usually between 20cm -45cm.

Khaki grunter

Scientific name of Khaki grunter is Hephaestus tulliensis. This fish can be identified with some unique nature such as uniformly black or brownish-grey overall with darker scale margins and Distinct orange/red eye.

Khaki grunterKhaki Grunter fish is distributed mostly in faster flowing streams, including riffles, over gravel, cobble and rock bottoms.

Physical Appearance:

Size of Khaki grunter is usually between 20cm -30cm. It exactly look like a stone color, so identifying this fish is little complex in general.

Longfin eel

Scientific name of Longfin eel is Anguilla reinhardtii. People use to misidentify this particular base with other eel species.

Longfin eelThis fish has distinctive dark blotching on an olive or brownish background. In general this fish is distributed in lakes and swamps on the entire east coast of Australia.

This Longfin eel can be misidentified in many cases. Fisher man’s usually feel more difficulty in identifying this species.

Physical Appearance:

    1. Size of Longfin eel is usually between 60cm -150cm.
    2. The color of this fish will be stone look at the top and in buttom of the fish it looks white.
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