Argyrosomus japonicus Temmenick & Schegel 1844
jewfish, mulloway
Argyrosomus japonicus, jewfish,  mulloway

family Sciaenidae

Jewfish or Mulloway, Argyrosomus japonicus, is silver to brown depending on habitat. The caudal fin pointed in juveniles, upper half slightly concave in adults. There are distinctive pearly spots along lateral line. Jewfish is usually found in large schools

Distribution =   Exmouth south to Brisbane
Max size =   2m, 61kg, usually 1.5m