(Image credit: Rudie Kuiter / Aquatic Photographics)
A very distinctive boarfish with a very deep body, a high rounded dorsal fin with a concave rear margin, large round pelvic fins, a long almost tubular snout and a prominent black ocellus on the rear of the dorsal fin.
Length: Up to 34 cm
Moderately to exposed inshore and offshore reefs; 10-200 m depth
In Victoria, log this species if spotted from Port Phillip Bay eastwards
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:
Fishes of Australia’s Southern Coast, Edited by M. Gomon. D. Bray and R. Kuiter (2008) Reed Books, Melbourne
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