Black Jewfish | Protonebea diacanthus

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Common Name: Black Jewfish
Species Name: Protonebea diacanthus

The Black Jewfish is also known as Blotched Jewfish, Spotted Jewfish or Jewie. Black Jewfish colour varies often shades of bronze, green to blackish on the upper body and the flanks are lighter with brilliant silvery appearance. Small dark spots are visible upper body which maybe faded or absent on larger fish. The are fins dark yellowish in appearance, the tail fin is pointed distinguishing it from the southern jewfish or Mulloway. Black Jewfish changes to a blackish colour with death. Black Jewfish can grow up to 150cm and about 40kg.
Northern Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia
Heavy Tackle

Deep & Medium Diving Minnows and JigsBaits:
Squid, Pilchards and Mullet
Black Jewfish Size and Bag Limits

Please Note: Bag limits, minimum and maximum lengths are subject to change and review by your State Fisheries Department.


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