Common name: Pikey Bream. Scientific name: Acanthopagrus berda. Family: Sparidae
Pikey Bream: Sometimes known as the Black Bream and often misidentified as the Yellowfin Bream or the Silver Javelin (I like that name!), this little number lives on the bottom down to depths of about 50m. It is found north from Rockhampton in QLD.
They are grey, dark silver-grey, or dull olive-brown body with silvery/brassy reflections. The upper part of body and base of scales darkest.
Can reach 50cm but if you find one on the end of your line they must be over 25 cm.
They are a cracker to eat.