Australian Sardine, Sardinops sagax (Jenyns 1842)

Other Names: Australian Pilchard, Bloater, Blue Bait, Blue Pilchard, Bluebait, Blue-bait, Mulie, Mulies, Picton Herring, Pilchard, Sardine, Smig, Westralian Pilchard

An Australian Sardine, Sardinops sagax. Source: Rudie Kuiter / Aquatic Photographiccs. License: All rights reserved

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Australian Sardine, Sardinops sagax (Jenyns 1842)


Izzo, C., Gillanders, B.M. & Ward, T.M. 2012. Movement patterns and stock structure of Australian sardine (Sardinops sagax) of South Australia and the East Coast : implications for future stock assessment and management. In: Final report to the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation. FRDC Project No. 2009/021. SARDI publication no. F2011/000478-7. SARDI research report series no. 611., 102 pp. West Beach: SARDI Aquatic Sciences.

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CAAB Code:37085002

Depth:0-135 m

Habitat:Pelagic, coastal waters

Max Size:30 cm TL

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