Silver seabream, Golden-lined seabream
- Recorded singly and in groups.
- Males can change sex to female, but populations in Australia are suggested to be rudimentary hermaphroditic.
- In Australia, most individuals mature before reaching 18cm (total length).
- Can live to at least 16 years old in wild.
- Wary and alert to divers.
- Feeds on algae and benthic invertebrates.
- Body silvery.
- Some scales appear golden, which link up to form several horizontal lines on both sides of the body.
- Head shape is blunt.
- Readily distinguishable from Yellowfin seabream, a similar-looking species with no horizontal lines and a sharper head.
- Pelvic, pectoral and anal fins yellow.
Common Name: Golden-lined seabream, Goldlined seabream, Silver seabream
Family Common Name: Porgies
Scientific Name: Rhabdosargus sarba ___(Forsskål, 1775)
Maximum Length: 80 cm (Total Length)