The Turrum has small dark or brassy spots on the upper sides of the body. The species occurs in tropical marine waters of the Indo-West Pacific.
The Turrum is a moderately elongate compressed fish. It is blue-green above and silvery below. It has small dark or brassy spots on the upper sides of the body. The spots usually form four or five rough bands.
The Turrum is a pelagic species that occurs in continental shelf waters down to a depth of about 100 m. The video, above, supplied by Julia Santana Garcon (University of Western Australia) shows the fish in its pelagic habitat.
The species occurs in tropical marine waters of the Indo-West Pacific. In Australia it is known from south-western Western Australia, around the tropical north of the country and south to southern Queensland.
The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Source: Atlas of Living Australia.
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