Queensland Estuary Species

Suntag have been collecting data on estuary species for over 30 years. Crystal Bowl combines the last 10 years with data from the current year to provide an overview of each species.

BARRAMUNDI

generally coastal marine, and estuarine to freshwater habitats, Rockhampton and further north

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BARRED JAVELIN

coastal inshore waters - open bays, estuaries and rivers to the upper limit of brackish water. Moreton Bay and further north

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BLACKSPOTTED ROCKCOD

coral and rocky reefs tide pools, estuaries, mangrove swamps.

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BLUE THREADFIN

coastlines and estuary, Sandy Cape and further north.

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DUSKY FLATHEAD

estuaries and coastal bays, Cairns and further south

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GIANT TREVALLY

all marine habitats. Juveniles may occur in estuaries.

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GOLDSPOTTED ROCKCOD

estuaries, offshore, to a depth of 100 m.

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GOLDEN SNAPPER

coral reef areas, brackish mangrove estuaries (juveniles). Townsville and further north

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KING THREADFIN

rivers and estuaries, sand or mud flats. Brisbane River and further north.

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MANGROVE JACK

deeper reef areas, mangrove estuaries, lower reaches of freshwater streams (juveniles, young adults)

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MULLOWAY

lower reaches of rivers, estuaries, rocky reefs, ocean beaches. Bundaberg and further south.

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PIKEY BREAM

common in estuaries, also found on rough and muddy sand grounds in coastal waters. Rockhampton and further north.

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YELLOWFIN BREAM

most common in estuaries also found on inshore reefs, and sandy, muddy and rocky coastal areas. Townsville and further south

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