The Luderick is a popular angling species. It has an elegant shaped body, small mouth and triangular shaped tail. In marine waters it is blue and in estuaries it is a darker grey or brown. It has 11 or 12 bars on the side of the body fading to silver below. Ludericks are a fairly sedentary schooling fish.
length to 71cm
estuaries, mangroves, rocky reefs
herbivorous and feed mainly on seagrasses, also filamentous algae, cabbage weed
Western Pacific. In Australia found from southern Queensland to South Australia.