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Barramundi

Lates calcarifer

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Barramundi

FUN FACTS
In Australia, barramundi is both wild-caught and farmed for export to the global market as a table fish, and some recreational fishermen enjoy the pursuit of barramundi as well. Barramundi has been popularized for human consumption because it has been viewed as a sustainable fish, with strong stocks, a healthy habitat, and careful stewardship all contributing to the longevity of barramundi as a species.

CONSERVATION
This fish is widespread and shows no signs of being at risk.


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About This Animal

SIZE: Up to 6.5 feet in the wild

RANGE: Native to freshwater systems from Northern Australia and throughout the Indo-West Pacific.

HABITAT: Found in coastal waters, estuaries and lagoons, in clear to turbid water.

DIET: The fish is carnivorous, eating small fish and insect.