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  1. King George Whiting (Australia):
    • Scientific Name: Sillaginodes punctata
    • Description: King George whiting is a popular and highly prized fish in Australia, known for its delicious white flesh. It has a slender, elongated body with silvery-grey coloration and distinctive dark markings on the upper body. The King George whiting can grow to a significant size and is commonly caught in coastal waters, including bays and estuaries.
    • Habitat: King George whiting are typically found in shallow coastal waters over sandy or muddy bottoms.
    • Culinary Use: This fish is a favorite for its mild, sweet flavor and is often grilled, fried, or used in various seafood dishes.

  2. Southern Kingfish (United States):
    • Scientific Name: Menticirrhus spp. (several species)
    • Description: Southern kingfish are a group of fish species found in the Atlantic Ocean along the eastern coast of the United States. They are characterized by a long, slender body with a silvery or greyish color and a distinctive black spot on the dorsal fin. They are sometimes called "whiting" in the southern United States.
    • Habitat: Southern kingfish are typically found in sandy or muddy coastal waters and are commonly caught by surf anglers.
    • Culinary Use: While not as well-known for their culinary value as some other fish species, southern kingfish can be cooked in a variety of ways, including frying, baking, or grilling.

It's important to note that the term "whiting" can be used to refer to different species of fish in different regions, so the characteristics and culinary uses may vary depending on the specific type of whiting being discussed. Additionally, the name "whiting" may be applied to other fish species in various parts of the world, so it's always a good idea to clarify the species when discussing whiting in a culinary or fishing context. 

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