FISH SPECIES

Australian Wildcatch Seafood supplies the following fish species from Northern Australian waters using sustainable fishing methods. Our fish is caught in pristine waters and not farmed.

BIG EYE TREVALLY

Scientific Name:  Caranx sexfasciatus
Family Name:  Carangidae 

Description:
Iridescent blue green on back, shading to silvery white below; a small blackish spot near upper end of gill opening; lateral line scutes yellowish to black. Easily identified in the field by its large dark eye and the dark, white-tipped dorsal fin lobe. 

Size/Length:  >35 cm 
Weight: 0.7- 4 kg 
Flesh:  Pale pinkish, yellowish white, brown or reddish brown 
Thickness:  Medium to large fillets steaks 
Texture:  Firm.  Flaky 
Bones:  There are only a few bones, and these are easily removed 

CRIMSON SNAPPER

Scientific Name:   Lutjanus erythropterus 
Family Name:   Lutjanidae  

Description:
Crimson snapper have evenly serrated teeth on both jaws.  Black to dark black tinge on the caudal fin rays. Very similar to Saddle tail snapper but with a smaller mouth       

Size/Length:  >60 cm 
Weight:  0.7 – 4 kg 
Flesh:  White to dark pink 
Thickness:  Medium fillets, but larger fish are often cut into thick steaks 
Texture:  Firm.  Flaky 
Bones:  Some pin bones, but these are large and easily removed 

SILVER BUTTER BREAM

Scientific Name:  Zabidius novemaculeatus
Family Name:  Ephippidae

Description:  
Silvery, with faint dark horizontal lines between scale rows. Brown band from top of head through eye to chest. Body orbicular and strongly compressed, its depth more than twice head. Head profile of adults with a slight bump between eyes.

Size/Length:  < 45 cm (25cm common length)
Weight:  300-700 gram
Flesh:  White 
Thickness:  Thin – larger fish suitable for filleting. Ideal thickness for individual whole fish
Texture:  Firm, delicate-tasting flesh
Bones:  Some pin bones, but these are large and easily removed

SADDLETAIL SNAPPER

Scientific Name:  Lutjanus malabaricus
Family Name:  Lutjanidae

Description:
Crimson all over. Dark saddle blotch becomes less distinct with age. Different from Crimson snapper in having a bigger mouth.

Size/Length:  >60 cm
Weight:  0.7- 4 kg
Flesh:  White to dark pink
Thickness:  Medium fillets, but larger fish are often cut into thick steaks
Texture:  Firm.  Flaky
Bones:  Some pin bones, but these are large and easily removed

 

PAINTED SWEETLIP

Scientific Name:  Diagramma pictum subsp. labiosum
Family Name:  Haemulidae (sweetlips)

Description:
Small mouth with large fleshy lips. Adult fish lose most of their colour and take on a dull grey-blue look, with small dark splotches all over the body. The tail is speckled with small olive-yellow spots.  

Size/Length:  up to 94 cm (50cm common length)
Weight:  up to 5 kg
Flesh:  Creamy pink
Texture:  Medium flaked, firm