Ecology of Acanthopagrus australis
Main Ref. Kailola, P.J., M.J. Williams, P.C. Stewart, R.E. Reichelt, A. McNee and C. Grieve, 1993
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Acanthopagrus australis may be found.
Remarks Yellowfin bream are most abundant in estuaries but also inhabit inshore reefs and waters adjacent to ocean beaches and rocky headlands (Ref. 6390). They live in rivers upstream to the limit of brackish waters but rarely enter fresh waters (Ref. 6390). Postlarvae and juveniles mainly inhabit seagrass beds in shallow estuarine areas (Ref. 27246). Adults migrate from their feeding grounds to the spawning site (Ref. 6390). All mature male fish undertake the spawning migration but the proportion of mature females migrating to spawn increases as they age (Ref. 28262).


Substrate Soft Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Williams, L.E. (ed.), 1997
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Kailola, P.J., M.J. Williams, P.C. Stewart, R.E. Reichelt, A. McNee and C. Grieve, 1993
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.10 0.40 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Luna, Susan M. on 03.04.99
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