Tarwhine Rhabdosargus sarba


Distribution - Tarwhine are found from Townsville in Queensland, south through to Albany in Western Australia (excluding Tasmania).

Size - 3kg and a length of over 40cm (tarwhine up to 70cm have been caught in South Africa).

Characteristics - Prominent golden lines on head and body, with a silver background colour. The head is more rounded and snout not as pointed as bream.

Confusing species - Tarwhine are often confused with yellowfin and black bream, but tarwhine have more scale rows above the lateral line (6-7 v 4).