Stout Whiting, Sillago robusta Stead 1908

Other Names: School Whiting, Stout Sillago, Yellow Cheek Whiting, Yellow-cheek Whiting

Stout Whiting, Sillago robusta. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial

A robust creamy-yellow to sandy pink whiting, with a silvery midlateral stripe, becoming silvery-white with mauve reflections below, and a yellow blotch on the cheek.

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Bray, D.J. 2017, Sillago robusta in Fishes of Australia, accessed 15 Jul 2024,

Stout Whiting, Sillago robusta Stead 1908


Burchmore JJ, Pollard DA, Middleton MJ, Bell JD, Pease BC. (1988) Biology of four species of whiting (Pisces : Sillaginidae) in Botany Bay, New South Wales. Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 39 (6): 709–727. doi:10.1071/MF9880709.

Gray CA, Barnes LM, Robbins WD, van der Meulen DE, Ochwada-Doyle FA, Kendall BW. (2017) Length- and age-based demographics of exploited populations of stout whiting, Sillago robusta Stead, 1908. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 00:1–10. Abstract

Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37330005

Depth:to 70 m

Fishing:Commercial/recreational fish

Habitat:Sandy areas

Max Size:30 cm TL


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