Butterfly Mackerel, Gasterochisma melampus Click to enlarge image
A juvenile Butterfly Mackerel washed up on the beach, Port Davey, Tasmania, April 2015. Image: Suzanne Bullock
© Suzanne Bullock

Fast Facts

  • Size Range
    To at least 164 cm.


The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information. Source: Atlas of Living Australia.


  1. Pepperell, J. 2010. Fishes of the Open Ocean. A natural history & illustrated guide. University of NSW Press. Pp. 266.