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Halfbanded seaperch

Hypoplectrodes maccullochi

(Image credit: Graham Edgar)

Known from northern New South Wales to the north and north-east of Tasmania (Bicheno). Sightings have been made at Maria Island. This fish is dark brown across its back with a pink middle and light pink underbelly. It also has distinct thin light bands vertically down its body that appear to fade mid way down - and hence its name. Has a white dot on its ear - or operculum.

Length: Up to 20 cm


Exposed reef; 5-50 m depth

Log it

In Tasmania, log it if you spot it south of Bicheno, on the east coast
In Victoria log it if you spot it west of Wilson's Promontory

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, from the following books:

Australian Marine Life: The Plants and Animals of Temperate Waters by G. J. Edgar, Revised (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 10

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