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Fact Sheet: Threadfin Salmon

With their goggling, oddly placed eyes and their whisker-like pectoral filaments, threadfins are one of the weirder looking Western Australian fish species. Find out more about the biology of these weird looking fish and the commercial fishery in this fact sheet.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 17.10.2019

Fact Sheet: Tailor

Tailor are one of the most popular recreational fishing species along the west coast of Western Australia. Learn more about what fisheries' scientists know of tailor from more than 15 years worth of data collection on this species.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 17.10.2019

Fun Fact Sheet: Great Barracuda

Barracuda are pelagic fish, meaning they are found near the surface of the water, and are one of the fastest fish in the sea!

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 20.08.2019

Fun Fact Sheet: Globefish

I am a globefish. My name reflects my appearance, having a body that I can inflate.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 20.08.2019

Fun Fact Sheet: Giant Trevally

Out of the large trevally family, the most well-known is the Giant Trevally.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 20.08.2019

Fun Fact Sheet: Mulloway

Mulloway is an aboriginal name meaning 'the greatest one' and growing to an impressive 30 kilograms, it's easy to see how they get their name.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 20.08.2019

Fun Fact Sheet: Flying Fish

Flying fish are found in all of the oceans particularly in tropical and sub-tropical waters.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 20.08.2019

Fun Fact Sheet: Flounder

Typically found in estuaries and coastal waters off Western Australia, flounder have an interesting life history.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 20.08.2019

Fun Fact Sheet: Dogtooth Tuna

Dogtooth tuna are not like other tunas; they are slow-moving demersal fish (bottom dwelling) and tend to stay in one area.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 20.08.2019

Fun Fact Sheet: Dhufish

Dhufish are endemic to Western Australia, meaning they are found no where else in the world.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 20.08.2019

Fun Fact Sheet: Coral Trout

I am a predator species that lives on coral reefs.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 20.08.2019

Teacher Resource Sheet: Reading whole Australian herring otoliths – suggested answers

This teacher resource sheet is associated with the Lesson: Counting rings

Resource type: Teacher Resource SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Teacher Resource Sheet: Reading sectioned Black bream otoliths – suggested answers

This teacher resource sheet is associated with the Lesson: Counting rings

Resource type: Teacher Resource SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Student Resource Sheet: Reading sectioned Black bream otoliths

This student resource sheet is associated with the Lesson: Counting rings

Resource type: Student Resource SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Student Resource Sheet: Reading whole Australian herring otoliths

This student resource sheet is associated with the Lesson: Counting rings

Resource type: Student Resource SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fun Fact Sheet: Yellowlip Emperor

The common name 'sweetlip' is used in the Indian Ocean Territories to describe a couple of emperor species - the orange-striped emperor and the yellowlip emperor.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fun Fact Sheet: Australian Herring

Owing to similarities in shape, adult herring can easily be confused with juvenile Australian salmon.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fun Fact Sheet: Cleaning Station

There are many symbiotic relationships between organisms in the marine environment, which can have either beneficial of detrimental effects.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fun Fact Sheet: Bumphead Parrotfish

Bumphead Parrotfish are one of the largest fish to be found on the coral reefs of the Indian Ocean Territories.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fishy Fun Sheet: Who Am I – Demersal Matching

Who am I? See if you can match up the pictures with the name of the demersal fish.

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

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