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Rock blackfish

Girella elevata

another image available showing the rear of the fish. Although this is an old sighting (2008) I see one each year around Three Hummock Island

Girella elevata

About this species

Identified by its dark bluish-black colour, they have small mouths to enable them to feed on algae and invertebrates from the sea floor. Juveniles are mottled and banded. This species has been identified in the eastern Bass Strait and on the east coast. Log the rock blackfish if you spot it in the north-west, west or south of St Helens on the east coast Read more…

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