What's been spotted in Tasmania?

Old wife

Enoplosus armatus

Photographed at Fossil Island Point, Pirates Bay, by Bob Zandieh 12 Jan 2019

Depth 6m
Enoplosus armatus

About this species

The body is light and silvery with 6 to 8 vertical black bands of varying length and width. The old wife has poisonous sharp spines in its dorsal fins.Old Wife is considered quite common in Bass Strait and can be found in reef habitat along the north and north-east coasts. Log an old wife if you spot it south of Maria Island. Read more…

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