Fish bits - did you know?

  • Barramundi have been recorded up to 150cm long and with weights in excess of 40kg
  • Barramundi are thought to live to around 20 years of age
  • Large female Barramundi can produce 32 million eggs in a season
  • Barramundi change sex generally maturing as males in their 3rd to 5th year and changing to females between 4 to 8 years (but only in saltwater)
  • Barramundi inhabit areas where the water temperature ranges between 23 to 35 degrees Celsius
  • Barramundi can travel great distances in their life; one fish was tagged and found 622 kilometres where it was again caught

Reference: Northern Territory of Australia, Primary Industry and Fisheries, Fishnote No 27 of September 1999