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Blue Threadfin

( Eleutheronema tetradactylum )

Other names

Threadie, Threadfin, Blue Salmon, Giant Threadfin, Blind Tassel-fish, Bluenose Salmon, Blunt-nosed Salmon, Burnett Salmon, Colonial Salmon, Cooktown Salmon, Fourfinger Threadfin, Rockhampton Kingfish, Rockhampton Salmon, Kingfish, Tassel-fish

How to Catch
Fast Facts
  • Belong to the family Polynemidae (threadfins)
  • Can grow to 2m in length
  • Frequents shallow sandy and muddy habitats
  • Begin life as females
  • Found in Australia’s tropical waters from QLD to WA
  • Popular sport fish that readily takes lures and fly
  • Can be solitary or on loosely formed schools
  • Good eating