Body streamlined, very long and slender; snout pointed, lower jaw protruding; mouth large, jaw teeth prominent, including large canines in front of lower jaw; dorsal fins short-based, widely separated; anal fin short-based; pelvic fin origin almost below first dorsal fin; tail forked. Body greenish-grey above, sides silvery fading to white below; fins pale greenish-yellow. To 1.1 m, and at least 5 kg.
These streamlined voracious predators are solitary or hunt in pairs or in small schools, preying on other fishes and squids. They are often seen patrolling near seagrass and kelp beds, and along reef edges. They are a popular recreational species and a good eating fish.
Coastal bays and estuaries.
Not thought to be harmful but potential for injury from sharp pointed teeth.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed