Samsonfish Seriola hippos
Distribution: Inhabit coastal waters of NSW, commonly in and around reefs.
Size: May attain a maximum size of approx. 175cm
Characteristics: These fish exhibit a lot of variation in head and body shape as well as colour. Generally silvery with a bronzy coloured back, often displaying vertical patterns of mottling. These fish have a blunt head that lessons in degree as the fish ages and may show a yellow band down the side of the body.
Confusing species: Similar to kingfish and may often be confused with amberjack.