(Image credit: Rudie Kuiter / Aquatic Photographics)
A boxfish with a concave snout and a high arched back. Males and females differ in colour – males are orange with a few white bands on the body. In females and juveniles, the white bands are outlined in black.
Length: Up to 33 cm
Moderately to exposed reefs; 4-200 m depth
Log this species wherever it is spotted in Victorian waters
Species names on the Redmap site are based on the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota or CAAB (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/caab/). This is updated regularly and lists the approved common name, family, species name and more.
Redmap species descriptions were based, with permission, on the following resources:
Australian Marine Life: The Plants and Animals of Temperate Waters by G. J. Edgar, Revised Ed. (2008) Reed Books, Melbourne
Fishes of Australia’s Southern Coast, Edited by M. Gomon. D. Bray and R. Kuiter (2008) Reed Books, Melbourne
Find further information and images at FISHES OF AUSTRALIA http://www.fishesofaustralia.net.au/