Moses Perch | Lutjanus Russelli

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Common Name: Moses Perch
Species Name: Lutjanus Russelli

Moses Perch are also known as Finger Mark or Perch, colour of the Moses Perch changes with age from a light reddish bronze to a olive with a silvery white belly and 6 golden strips running along the body, which are more defined on mature fish. Their pectoral, pelvic and anal fins are yellow. Juvenile Moses Perch look similar to adults, but have brown stripes on the body. Moses Perch can reach a weight of up to 2 kg and 50 cm in length with fish up to a 1kg being common.

Moses Perch are generally found from Northern New South Wales, Queensland , Northern Territory and Western Australia . Mature fish more commonly caught on reefs in deeper water with Juvenile Moses Perch on shallow reefs, headlands and estuaries. It is found at depths from 1m up to 80 m.

Light to Medium tackle.

Small Minnows, Chrome lures and Soft Plastics

Prawns, Fish Pieces or Strips, Pilchards, Mullet and Whitebait.

Moses Perch 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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