What's been spotted in Tasmania?

Sergeant baker

Latropiscis purpurissatus

Caught off the bottom in Ringarooma Bay

Weight 1.500kg
Depth 35m
Latropiscis purpurissatus

About this species

Sergeant bakers are an inquisitive species often seen swimming in reefs by divers. They have a mottled red colouration. Males are easily distinguished from females by a long fin ray (which extends almost half the body length) projecting from their dorsal fin, this is lacking in females. Read more…

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