Australian herring

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Arripis georgianus
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Scientific classification
A. georgianus
Binomial name
Arripis georgianus
(Valenciennes, 1831)

The Australian herring (Arripis georgianus), also known as the ruff, tommy ruff, or Australian ruff, is one of four Australasian fish species within the genus Arripis. It closely resembles its sister species, the Australian salmon, although it grows to a smaller size.[1] Like the other members of its genus, it is found in cooler waters around the southern coast of Australia.[2] It is not biologically related to the herring family Clupeidae.

In Australia, additional vernacular names used for this fish include bull herring, herring, rough, ruffies, sea herring, tommy, tommy rough and South Australian roughy. Ruff is the global fisheries name used by the Food and Agriculture Organization.


  1. ^ * Juvenile Eastern Australian Salmon video on Youtube
  2. ^ * Dianne J. Bray, 2011, Australian Herring, Arripis georgianus, in Fishes of Australia, accessed 10 Sep 2014,
  • "Arripis georgianus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 6 June 2006.
  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2005). "Arripis georgianus" in FishBase. November 2005 version.

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