Body fusiform, of moderate depth, stout, tapering abruptly to a narrow tail base with keels on each side; two dorsal fins close together; anal fin similar to and opposite second dorsal fin; tail lunate; pectoral fins short. Dark blue above, silvery below; caudal keels yellow, although often absent in larger adults; second dorsal fin, caudal fin and finlets also tinged with yellow. To 1.9 m.
This pelagic migrates along the southern coast and forms a very important fishery in offshore waters.
In subtropical and temperate open waters.
Southern Indian, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Around most of Australia.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Conservation Dependent
- IUCN Red List : Critically Endangered