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Rainbow cale

Heteroscarus acroptilus

Rainbow Cale, Deep Glen Bay - 16 Nov 2019 courtesy of Clara Marsden

Depth 10m
Heteroscarus acroptilus

About this species

Males and large females are brightly coloured and have two elongated spines on dorsal fins and dark rectangular blotches in rows along the length of their flank, purplish bands across a light orange/brown body. Juveniles and small females are speckled light brown, white and red-brown.Spotted around the Bass Strait islands and down the east coast to Maria Island. Log it if you spot it south of Maria Island and directly off the north coast. Read more…

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