Threadfin Saury, Saurida filamentosa Ogilby 1910

Other Names: Filamentous Saury, Thread-fin Grinner, Thread-fin Saury

A Threadfin Saury, Saurida filamentosa, from off Maria Island, Tasmania, 9 Jan 2016, depth 100 m. Source: Brenden Mckewen / FV "Western Alliance". License: All rights reserved

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Threadfin Saury, Saurida filamentosa Ogilby 1910

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Eastern Australia from north of Townsville, Queensland, to off Eagle Hawk Neck, Tasmania.


Feeds on crustaceans and small fishes.

Species Citation

Saurida filamentosa Ogilby 1910,  Endeavour Series No. 1 23: 88. Type locality: off Cape Moreton, Queensland.


Bray, D.J. 2021


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Threadfin Saury, Saurida filamentosa Ogilby 1910


Johnson, J.W. 2010. Fishes of the Moreton Bay Marine Park and adjacent continental shelf waters, Queensland, Australia. pp. 299-353 in Davie, P.J.F. & Phillips, J.A. Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Marine Biological Workshop, The Marine Fauna and Flora of Moreton Bay. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 54(3)

Last, P.R., Pogonoski, J.J., Gledhill, D.C. White, W.T. & Walker, C.J. 2014. The deepwater demersal ichthyofauna of the western Coral Sea. Zootaxa 3887 (2): 191–224

Ogilby, J.D. 1910. On some new fishes from the Queensland coast. Endeavour Series No. 1 23: 85-139

Russell, B.C. 1999. Families Synodontidae, Bathysauridae. pp. 1928-1947 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 3 pp. 1397-2068. (in part)

Russell, B., Holleman, W., Fennessy, S., Maunde, C. & Ho, H. 2020. Saurida filamentosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T123354372A123354877. Downloaded on 03 February 2021.

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CAAB Code:37118032

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:30-328 m

Habitat:Muddy, sandy bottoms

Max Size:53 cm SL

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