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".
Maximum of 16 kg and 1.2 m in length.
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.