What's been spotted in New South Wales?

Diamondscale goatfish

Parupeneus ciliatus

Diamondscale Goatfish, Swansea Channel

Depth 12m
Parupeneus ciliatus

About this species

Reddish brown body with lighter coloured barbels (‘whiskers’). Most individuals have two distinct white lines running horizontally above and below the eye. Some individuals will have a third line below these two. Others may just a lighter section than the rest of the body in this area. A white spot at the rear of the dorsal fin, slightly before the tail is where the common name of this species arises. The scales have a white section, which gives a spotted appearance. Read more…

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