Australian Bonito - Busselton Jetty
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Australian Bonito

Sarda australis
Australian Bonito

The Australian Bonito occurs is temperate marine waters of Australia where it is a powerful and streamlined fish, often found in schools in the open sea up to 100m depth, where they are voracious predators of smaller fishes, squid and crustaceans. Distinguished by narrow horizontal stripes on the upper and lower sides of the body, it grows to about 1 m in length.
Occurrence at the Busselton Jetty: Rarely seen from the underwater observatory, more often encountered by fishermen on the jetty.


Edgar, G. (1997) Australian Marine Life: The Plants and Animals of Temperate Waters, Australia
Hutchins, B and Swainston, R. (1986) Sea Fishes of Southern Australia. Swainston Publishing, Australia