AUSTRALIAN MADO FACTS
The Australian Mado is a schooling fish with a silver body with horizontal dark brown to black stripes, and yellow fins. It has large eyes, a small mouth and a forked tail. It is very similar to the New Zealand Mado (A. latus) - the main difference is the colour pattern on the back of the head and around the eye, and the number of rays in the dorsal and anal fins. The New Zealand Mado has 15 dorsal fin rays and 15-16 anal fin rays. The Australian Mado had 16 dorsal and 16-17 anal fin rays.
length to 25cm
found on coastal reefs and estuarine reefs Very common on coastal reefs of southern New South Wales. Common under jetties in harbors and large estuaries.
feeds mainly on plankton, and also benthic organisms.
The Australian Mado is recorded from southern Queensland to eastern Tasmania. One of the most common species in New South Wales.
|Common Name:||Australian Mado|
Relatives in same Genus
New Zealand Mado (A. latus)