There are some surprising Facts about Barramundi Fish, how many of these do you know?
We’ve spent a lot of time working with barramundi, but they continue to surprise us. Here’s our running list of fun facts about this remarkable fish. How many of these do you know?
Fact 6 Barramundi are catadromous fish, meaning that they are born in the ocean and live in freshwater — basically the opposite lifestyle of the salmon. However, they also are able to live purely in saltwater.
Fact 7 A Barramundi’s age is determined by counting growth rings on their scales much like counting growth rings on a tree.
Fact 8 Large female barramundi can produce upwards of 32 million eggs in a season.
Fact 9 Barramundi have been recorded to be over 4 feet long and weighing over 90 lbs!
Fact 10 Barramundi can travel great distances in a lifetime; one fish was tagged and found 400 miles away.
Fact 11 Juvenile barramundi have a distinguishing characteristic: the presence of a white dorsal head stripe when they’re between one and five centimeters long.
Fact 12 Barramundi spawn on the full moon, and their iridescent skin can be seen shimmering through the water during their ‘love dance’.
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