Got me stumped?

hi need an id on this fella... Have been asking many avid fishos but no one has been able to help with it.

So hoping Glenn Moore can shed some light.

caught off the shore at port Gregory in amongst hookups of school mackies and tailor on lures a few weeks ago.

very Tuna like in appearance but has me stumped?

cheers guys



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 Finny scad maybe? 

Fri, 2016-02-12 00:24

 Finny scad maybe?


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 Yup, funny scad, one of the

Fri, 2016-02-12 07:41

 Yup, funny scad, one of the biggest I have seen, give a pretty good account for their size, good fun on light gear

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Fri, 2016-02-12 09:00

Finny Scad - Megalaspis cordyla

Sat, 2010-04-17 12:16

Also known as Torpedo Scad, Finny Scad are slender silver fish with a blue-grey dorsal area and a jet black spot at the rear of the gill cover.  They have a long pectoral fin, slender elongated tail base section, prominent bony scutes on the straight part of the lateral line, 7-9 dorsal finlets and 8-10 anal finlets. 

Finny Scad grow to 1.6kgs and 80cms in length. 

Good for bait.

Finny Scad are found from Fremantle Western Australia, around the tropical north to south Great Barrier Reef Queensland. 


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Donate your pic...

Fri, 2016-02-12 09:03

 ...much better than the wreckedpedia one!

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 Cheers guys yeah hit harder

Fri, 2016-02-12 11:19

 Cheers guys yeah hit harder than the mackies. 

Thanks for the id.



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Finny Scad

Thu, 2016-02-18 12:47

 for what it is worth, I agree.  The little finlets do make it look like a tuna, but it is actually a trevally


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