Image: Clouded Saury, Saurida nebulosa

Clouded Saury, Saurida nebulosa

A Saury (probably a Clouded Saury) at a depth of 4 m, under Swansea Bridge, central coast, New South Wales, 28 February 2010.

Matt Dowse
© Matt Dowse


The species occurs along the eastern Australian coast from Raine Island, northern Queensland, to Sydney, New South Wales.  It is a bottom-dwelling species that occurs at depths between 2 m and 60 m.

Thank you to Barry Russell for his help identifying the fish.


Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.

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