Fish species

Below is a collection of fish species found in the waters of Queensland, Australia.

 

Coral Trout
Barred-cheek coral trout https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/coral-trout/barred-cheek-coral-trout
Blue spotted coral trout (Chinese footballer) https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/coral-trout/blue-spotted-coral-trout-chinese-footballer
Common coral trout (leopard trout) https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/coral-trout/common-coral-trout-leopard-trout
Coronation trout https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/coral-trout/coronation-trout
Highfin coral trout https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/coral-trout/highfin-coral-trout
Lyretail trout https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/coral-trout/lyretail-trout
Squaretail coral trout (passionfruit trout) https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/coral-trout/squaretail-coral-trout-passionfruit-trout
Cods and groupers
Areolate rockcod https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/cods-and-groupers/areolate-rockcod
Barrumundi Cod https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/cods-and-groupers/areolate-rockcod
Black-tipped rockcod https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/cods-and-groupers/black-tipped-rockcod
Blacksaddle rockcod https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/cods-and-groupers/blacksaddle-rockcod
Blue Maori https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/cods-and-groupers/blue-maori
Blue-lined rockcod https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/cods-and-groupers/blue-lined-rockcod
Blue-spotted rockcod https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/cods-and-groupers/blue-spotted-rockcod
Brown-barred rockcod https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/cods-and-groupers/brown-barred-rockcod
Camouflage grouper https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/cods-and-groupers/camouflage-grouper
Chinaman rockcod https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/cods-and-groupers/chinaman-rockcod
Comet Grouper https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/cods-and-groupers/comet-grouper
Coral cod https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/cods-and-groupers/coral-cod
Coral rockcod https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/cods-and-groupers/coral-rockcod
Flowery rockcod https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/cods-and-groupers/flowery-rockcod
Four saddle rockcod https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/cods-and-groupers/four-saddle-rockcod
Greasy rockcod https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/cods-and-groupers/greasy-rockcod
Peacock rockcod https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/cods-and-groupers/peacock-rockcod
Potato rockcod https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/cods-and-groupers/potato-rockcod
Queensland groper https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/cods-and-groupers/queensland-groper
Six bar rockcod https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/cods-and-groupers/six-bar-rockcod
Six spot rockcod https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/cods-and-groupers/speckled-fin-rockcod
Speckled-fin rockcod https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/cods-and-groupers/speckled-fin-rockcod
Strawberry rockcod https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/cods-and-groupers/strawberry-rockcod
Tomato rockcod https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/cods-and-groupers/tomato-rockcod
Trout cod https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/cods-and-groupers/trout-cod
White-lined rockcod https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/cods-and-groupers/white-lined-rockcod
White-spotted rockcod https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/cods-and-groupers/white-spotted-rockcod
Red Eared Emperor https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/emperors/red-eared-emperor
Red Throat Emperor (Sweetlip Emperor) https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/emperors/redthroat-emperor-sweetlip-emperor
Robinsons Sea Bream https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/emperors/robinsons-sea-bream
Spangled Emperor https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/emperors/spangled-emperor
Sweet Lip Emperor https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/emperors/redthroat-emperor-sweetlip-emperor
Yellow Spotted Emperor https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/emperors/yellow-spotted-emperor
Yellow Striped Emperor https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/emperors/yellow-striped-emperor
Yellow Tailed Emperor https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/emperors/yellow-tailed-emperor
Yellowlip Emperor https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/emperors/yellowlip-emperor
Gold Lined Seabream https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/emperors/gold-lined-sea-bream
Japanese Sea Bream https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/emperors/japanese-sea-bream
Painted Sweetlips (Slatey Bream) https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/sweetlips/painted-sweetlips-slatey-bream
Yellow and Blue Fusilier https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/fusiliers/yellow-and-blue-back-fusilier
Lunar Fusiler https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/fusiliers/lunar-fusilier
Anchor Tuskfish https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/wrasses/anchor-tuskfish
Black Spot Tuskfish https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/wrasses/blackspot-tuskfish
Blue Tuskfish https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/wrasses/blue-tuskfish
Humphead Maori Wrasse https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/wrasses/humphead-maori-wrasse
Tripletail Maori Wrasse https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/wrasses/tripletail-maori-wrasse
Venus Tuskfish https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/wrasses/venus-tuskfish
Bigeye Seaperch https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/tropical-snappers-and-seaperches/bigeye-seaperch
Black Spot Snapper https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/tropical-snappers-and-seaperches/black-spot-snapper
Bluestripe Seaperch https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/tropical-snappers-and-seaperches/bluestripe-seaperch
Brownstripe Seaperch (Browne Hussar) https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/tropical-snappers-and-seaperches/brownstripe-seaperch-brown-hussar
Protected Species Tidal Waters
Barramundi cod https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/cods-and-groupers/areolate-rockcod
Chinaman Fish https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/tropical-snappers-and-seaperches/chinamanfish
Humphead Maori wrasse https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/wrasses/humphead-maori-wrasse
Paddletail https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/tropical-snappers-and-seaperches/paddletail
Potato cod https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/cods-and-groupers/potato-rockcod
Queensland groper https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/cods-and-groupers/queensland-groper
Red bass https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/reef-fish/tropical-snappers-and-seaperches/red-bass
Female mud crabs https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/mud-crab
Female blue swimmer crabs https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/blue-swimmer-crab
Egg-bearing spanner crabs https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/spanner-crab
Egg-bearing bugs https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/moreton-bay-bug
Egg-bearing and tar-spot tropical rocklobsters https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/tropical-rock-lobster
Oher egg-bearing sea bugs, slipper lobsters and crayfish https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/tropical-rock-lobster
Narrow sawfish https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/shark-identification-guide/photo-guide-to-sharks/sharks,-part-3/narrow-sawfish
dwarf sawfish https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/shark-identification-guide/photo-guide-to-sharks/sharks,-part-3/dwarf-sawfish
freshwater sawfish https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/shark-identification-guide/photo-guide-to-sharks/sharks,-part-3/freshwater-sawfish
green sawfish https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/shark-identification-guide/photo-guide-to-sharks/sharks,-part-3/green-sawfish
great white sharks https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/shark-identification-guide/photo-guide-to-sharks/sharks,-part-2/white-shark
grey nurse sharks https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/shark-identification-guide/photo-guide-to-sharks/sharks,-part-2/grey-nurse-shark
speartooth sharks https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/shark-identification-guide/photo-guide-to-sharks/sharks,-part-1/speartooth-shark
Protected Species Fresh waters
Mary River Cod https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/freshwater-fish/mary-river-cod
Lungfish https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/freshwater-fish/lungfish
Common Inshore and Esturine Species
Australian bass https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/australian-bass
Great Barracuda https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/barracuda/great-barracuda
Striped Barracuda https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/barracuda/striped-barracuda
Barramundi https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/barramundi
Blue swimmer crab (sand crab) https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/blue-swimmer-crab
Cobia https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/cobia
Bartailed flathead https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/flathead/bartailed-flathead
Dusky flathead https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/flathead/dusky-flathead
Northern sand flathead https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/flathead/northern-sand-flathead
Yellowtailed flathead https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/flathead/yellowtailed-flathead
Grass emperor (sweetlip) https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/grass-emperor-sweetlip
Barred Javelin https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/javelin/barred-javelin
Silver Javelin https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/javelin/silver-javelin
Black Jewfish https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/jewfish/black-jewfish
Mulloway https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/jewfish/mulloway
Silver Jewfish https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/jewfish/silver-jewfish
Luderick https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/luderick
Mangrove Jack https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/tropical-snappers/mangrove-jack
Mackerel and tuna
Australian bonito https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/mackerel-and-tuna/australian-bonito
Grey mackerel https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/mackerel-and-tuna/grey-mackerel
Leaping bonito https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/mackerel-and-tuna/leaping-bonito
Longtail tuna https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/mackerel-and-tuna/longtail-tuna
Mackerel tuna https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/mackerel-and-tuna/mackerel-tuna
School mackerel https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/mackerel-and-tuna/school-mackerel
Shark mackerel https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/mackerel-and-tuna/shark-mackerel
Spanish mackerel https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/mackerel-and-tuna/spanish-mackerel
Spotted mackerel https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/mackerel-and-tuna/spotted-mackerel
Wahoo https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/mackerel-and-tuna/wahoo
Yellowfin tuna https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/mackerel-and-tuna/yellowfin-tuna
Mahi mahi https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/mahi-mahi
Moreton bay bug https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/moreton-bay-bug
Mud crab (mangrove crab) https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/mud-crab
Sea Mullet https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/mullet
Diamondscale Mullet https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/mullet/diamondscale-mullet
Pearl perch https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/pearl-perch
Goldspot Rockcod (Estuary Cod) https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/rockcod/goldspotted-rockcod-estuary-cod
Blackspotted rockcod (estuary cod) https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/rockcod/blackspotted-rockcod-estuary-cod
Pikey Bream https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/seabream/pikey-bream
Snapper https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/seabream/snapper
Tarwhine https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/seabream/tarwhine
Yellowfin Bream https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/seabream/yellowfin-bream
Spanner crab (frog crab) https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/spanner-crab
Tailor https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/tailor
Blue Threadfin https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/threadfin/blue-threadfin
King Threadfin https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/threadfin/king-threadfin
Amberjack https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/trevally-queenfish-kingfish/amberjack
Barred queenfish https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/trevally-queenfish-kingfish/barred-queenfish
Bigeye trevally https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/trevally-queenfish-kingfish/barred-queenfish
Blackbanded amberjack https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/trevally-queenfish-kingfish/blackbanded-amberjack
Giant queenfish https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/trevally-queenfish-kingfish/giant-queenfish
Giant trevally https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/trevally-queenfish-kingfish/giant-trevally
Golden trevally https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/trevally-queenfish-kingfish/golden-trevally
Samsonfish https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/trevally-queenfish-kingfish/samsonfish
Snub-nosed dart https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/trevally-queenfish-kingfish/snub-nosed-dart
Swallow-tailed dart https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/trevally-queenfish-kingfish/swallow-tailed-dart
Yellowtail kingfish https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/trevally-queenfish-kingfish/yellowtail-kingfish
Tropical rock lobster https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/tropical-rock-lobster
Golden snapper (Fingermark) https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/tropical-snappers/golden-snapper-fingermark
Goldenline whiting https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/whiting/goldenline-whiting
Northern whiting https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/whiting/northern-whiting
Sand whiting https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/whiting/northern-whiting
Stout whiting https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/whiting/stout-whiting
Trumpeter (winter) whiting https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/whiting/trumpeter-winter-whiting
Wolf Herring https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/wolf-herring
Fresh Water Species
Australian bass https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/australian-bass
Barramundi https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/barramundi
Freshwater catfish (eel-tailed catfish) https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/freshwater-fish/freshwater-catfish-eel-tailed-catfish
Freshwater sawfish https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/shark-identification-guide/photo-guide-to-sharks/sharks,-part-3/freshwater-sawfish
Golden perch (yellowbelly) https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/freshwater-fish/golden-perch-yellowbelly
Jungle perch https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/freshwater-fish/jungle-perch
Khaki grunter https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/freshwater-fish/khaki-grunter
Longfin eel https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/freshwater-fish/longfin-eel
Lungfish https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/freshwater-fish/lungfish
Mangrove jack https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/tropical-snappers/mangrove-jack
Mary River cod https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/freshwater-fish/mary-river-cod
Murray cod https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/freshwater-fish/murray-cod
Northern saratoga https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/freshwater-fish/northern-saratoga
Pacific shortfin eel https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/freshwater-fish/pacific-shortfin-eel
Redclaw https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/freshwater-fish/redclaw
Sea mullet https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/inshore-estuarine-species/mullet/sea-mullet
Snubnose garfish https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/freshwater-fish/sooty-grunter
Sooty grunter https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/freshwater-fish/sooty-grunter
Southern saratoga https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/freshwater-fish/southern-saratoga
Southern shortfin eel https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/freshwater-fish/southern-shortfin-eel
Spiny crayfish https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/freshwater-fish/spiny-crayfish
Yabby https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/species-identification/freshwater-fish/yabby
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