Australian Grayling

Australian Grayling. Image by Gunther Schmida.


The Australian Grayling is endemic to south-eastern Australia, including Victoria, Tasmania and New South Wales. Rare fish are likely in South Australia.


The Australian Grayling is a slender fish with a small head and pointed snout. The colour varies from silvery with an olive-grey back and whitish belly to olive-green or brownish on the back, with clear to greyish fins.

Species similar in appearance

Australian Grayling can be confused with various species of mullet which occur in freshwater. Small grayling can also be confused with the related and very common Australian Smelt.

Fisheries Scientific Committee determination

Fisheries Scientific Committee final determination (PDF, 129.11 KB)

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