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Perch or Juvenile Jew? Brisbane River


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Hi Riceoppa, hard to tell as there is another similar fish, as the mouth is not closed and the tail is not fully open it is a bit hard to tell from this picture, having said that I don't think it is a Perch. If you extend the tail and it is sightly veed then its a Teralgin, If it has a paddle tail or straight edge on the tail then it would be a Mullaway, at least that is what I think. The dorsal fin is pretty much the same in both fish and the head shape is slightly different from each other. My guess is Teralgin.

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Ed.

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Nice Bream mate well done. Glad to hear you are catching a few. 

Here is a good guide to Teraglin, Mulloway and Perch.

It is from this link

https://www.facebook.com/FisheriesQueensland/photos/our-fish-of-the-week-are-teraglin-mulloway-and-river-perchthey-are-frequently-mi/1769214699757559/?_rdr

"The shape of their tail is the best way to distinguish between them.

Teraglin: Crescent-shaped tail, minimum size limit 38 cm, possession limit of 5 http://bit.ly/2aDrRnn

Mulloway: S-shaped tail, minimum size limit 75 cm, possession limit of 2 http://bit.ly/2aHy4zM

River perch: Rhomboid-shaped tail, no size or possession limit http://bit.ly/2akfREP"

 

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On 12/06/2022 at 1:57 PM, riceoppa said:

I caught one a few days ago about twice the size as well. Been asking around and people either tell me it's a baby Jew or a river perch. As a consensus hasn't really been reached, I thought to ask the experts here. What do you guys think?

I think the one you have got there might be a JEWvenile. lol

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