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Onespot puller

Chromis hypsilepis

(Image credit: Erik Schlögl)

Very common reef species in New South Wales and south to Victoria (Mallacoota) and the Bass Strait islands. This species is a blue grey colour with yellow on the head. It is easily identified by the singular spot found at the beginning of its tail, an area otherwise known as its caudal peduncle.

Length: Up to 15 cm


Exposed reef; 1-40 m depth

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Log a onespot puller sighting wherever it is spotted in Tasmanian or Victorian waters

Related links/info

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

Fishes of Tasmania by P. Last, E. Scott and F. Talbot (1983). Tasmanian Fisheries Development Authority, Hobart

Find further information and images at FISHES OF AUSTRALIA http://www.fishesofaustralia.net.au/

Number of sightings 8

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