Five similar species are marketed as common Dart in Australia.

Available wild caught these free-swimming marine fish are found around most of the Australian coast, from Bunbury (WA) to Batemans Bay (NSW), from sheltered bays to offshore waters above reefs.

They are caught as by-catch, mainly by seines, gillnets and tunnel nets. These fish feed primarily on small shellfish and marine worms; giant Oystercracker Dart has strong bones inside its mouth used to crack the shells of Oysters and other hard molluscs.

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