Tailor Pomatomus saltatrix


Distribution - Tailor are found from Fraser Island in Queensland around the coast to Point Quobba in Western Australia (including Tasmania). Lower numbers are generally found around southern Australia.

Size - Maximum of 16kg and 1.2m in length.

Characteristics - Protruding lower jaw, dorsal fin spines small & weak (not very rigid). Upper body has a green to bluish tinge, lower body silvery. Seasonally abundant, often found in large schools in estuaries and inshore waters. Small tailor are often called "choppers".

Confusing species - None.