Fish ID: Tarwhine

Bream tarwhine rhabdosargus sarba syd
Family Bream (SPARIDAE)
species Rhabdosargus sarba
size To 50cm
locality Coastal reefs
behaviour Often schooling and feeding on bethnic invertebrates
range Western and eastern temperate Australian coastal waters

Very similar to silver bream, but silver body has fine yellow spots in distinct rows. Forehead is more rounded than the silver bream, and black margin on tail is very thin.