Shortfin Saury, Saurida argentea Macleay 1881

Other Names: Short-finned Lizardfish

Shortfin Saury, Saurida argentea. Source: Sue Morrison / Western Australian Museum. License: All rights reserved

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Bray, D.J. 2020, Saurida argentea in Fishes of Australia, accessed 25 May 2024,

Shortfin Saury, Saurida argentea Macleay 1881

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Shark Bay, Western Australia, to at least Moreton Bay, Queensland. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical west Pacific.

Species Citation

Saurida argentea Macleay 1881, Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 1 6(2): 220. Type locality: Endeavour River, N Queensland.


Bray, D.J. 2020


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Shortfin Saury, Saurida argentea Macleay 1881


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CAAB Code:37118005

Depth:1-70 m

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