Body long, slender, streamlined; edge of bone under before eye with prominent serrations in smaller fish; scales smooth to touch in large fish. Dark blue green above, silvery white below; golden bars on upper half of body in juveniles, spots in slightly larger individuals; pectoral fin bright yellow, other fins clear, caudal and spinous portion of dorsal with blackish margin. Similar to the Western Australian Salmon, and distinguished by counting gill rakers. To 89 cm total length.
The Eastern Australian Salmon spawns during summer between Lakes Entrance and Bermagui, and large migratory schools often move along the open coast. Juveniles are often found in bays and estuaries.
Open coast, especially off beaches, juveniles in bays and estuaries, in depths of 0-51 m.
New Zealand and eastern Australia. Rare in Port Phillip Bay.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed