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Australian pineapplefish

Cleidopus gloriamaris

(Image credit: Rick Stuart-Smith, Reef Life Survey)

Pineapplefish have a distinctly rounded body covered with a mosaic of yellow plate like scales with black lines between them. They are occasionally found in caves.

Length: Up to 28 cm


In open estuaries and soft bottom coastal areas; 3-250 m depth

Log it

In South Australia, log this species east of Port Lincoln

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

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

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