Body moderately deep, elongate, with two widely-separated short-based dorsal fins, the second opposite the anal fin; eyes with a transparent adipose eyelid with a vertical slit. Greyish-green to greyish-brown above, sides silvery, paler below, eyes silvery; scales with dark spots, sometimes forming indistinct stripes. To 50 cm.
Sea Mullet usually live in the less saline areas of Port Phillip, and often venture into the Yarra River, and other creeks and drains around the bay. They feed on detritus and plankton.
Coastal, estuarine and freshwaters, in depths of 0-20 m
Worldwide. In Australia, absent from southern Tasmania and the Great Australian Bight.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Least Concern