What is Barramundi?

The Barramundis are found in various sea coasts. They are internationally known as the Asian sea bass or the giant perch because of their mammoth size and eating capabilities. They are distributed in the Western Australia’s Exomuth Gulf. However most of their population lies in Kimberly. They can easily live in both the kind of waters, i.e. salt and freshwater. They live in streams, rivers, lakes and coastal areas. You can see Barramundis and a lot of other fishes when you go to various water activities like  deep sea fishing.

Life cycle

Barramundi’s life cycle begins from the freshwaters. During the wet season of October to April, they migrate to the coastal areas to lay sperms and eggs. The process of spawning generally takes place during the full moon phase as the height of the tides is the tallest.

During spawning, a big female can lay as much a 40 million eggs. Despite being an enormous number, almost 90% of the juveniles die in the first few months.it just takes it 24 hours before they start hatching from the eggs. However even after the hatching, the larvae doesn’t get fully developed and rely on the supply of yolk sac.

After the juveniles grow out from the larvae they go into the fresh waters to spawn and continue the life-cycle. They take 3-4 years completely to become adults and live in the coastal areas in case of unavailability of freshwaters.

They are predators

The predators of the Barramundi include large fishes, big reptiles like the saltwater crocodile. The Barramundis even prey on each other’s.

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