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Perch - Spangled

Perch - Spangled
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Also known as:

Bobby

Bobby cod

Bobby perch

Jewel perch

Nicky

Spangled grunter

Common Group Name:

Grunters

Family Name:

Terapontidae

Genus Name:

Leiopotherapon

Species Name:

Leiopotherapon unicolor


Dispatch Method:

Spangled perch can be very tolerant of air exposure. To maximise their eating qualities they should be killed humanely by iki jime, or a firm knock to the head. Smaller specimens can also be killed humanely in an ice slurry.


Fish Description:

  • Body grayish, darker above; each scale with darker edge. Cheek and operculum with randomly distributed small spots.

Fish Distribution:

  • Spangled perch are widely distributed, occurring in major rivers, isolated drainages, and ponds throughout the northern two-thirds of Australia.
  • They can be found surviving in a variety of water conditions, from running to still and clear to nearly opaque with a wide salinity and temperature tolerance.
  • Spangled perch are hardy. They have been reported to survive in moist mud when water courses dry up and can tolerate high water temperatures (39°C).

Fish Size Common Length:

15-20 cm, maximum size around 32 cm.