(Image credit: Rudie Kuiter / Aquatic Photographics)
Slender sunfish are the smallest member in the family Molidae. Although rarely seen in coastal waters, large shoals occasionally strand themselves along the southwest coast.
Length: Up to 90 cm
Oceanic, pelagic; 1-140 m depth
Log this species anywhere in Victorian waters
Species names on the Redmap site are based on the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota or CAAB (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/caab/).
Redmap species descriptions were based on the following resources:
Edgar, G.J. 2008. Australian Marine Life: the plants and animals of temperate waters. Sydney : Reed New Holland 2, 624 pp.
Gomon. M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds). Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp.
Find further imformation and images at FISHES OF AUSTRALIA http://www.fishesofaustralia.net.au/