Teraglin Atractoscion aequidens


Distribution - Adult teraglin inhabit offshore reefs between Brisbane and Montague Island in NSW. Juveniles occur in inshore waters.

Size - Maximum of approximately 20kg and a length of 1m.

Characteristics - Base colour is silver, while the back is generally bluish-brown in colour. The inside of the mouth and gill cover is yellow to pinkish-yellow, compared with the reddish/grey/orange lining of the mulloway's mouth. Teraglin are only caught around offshore reefs, not from beaches or in estuaries. During the day teraglin reside near the ocean floor, but rise towards the surface to feed during the night. Teraglin is a notable eating fish. Common name: trag.

Confusing species - Can be separated from the Mulloway by tail shape and mouth colour.