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Achoerodus viridis (Steindachner, 1866) (Wrasse)
Found in coastal rocky areas at depths to about 40 m . Max. length for female species . Protogynous hermaphrodite .
Ophthalmolepis lineolata (Valenciennes, 1839) (Maori wrasse)
Found in coastal bays to offshore reefs, often in loose aggregations .
Atypichthys strigatus (Günther, 1860) (Australian mado)
A schooling species, particularly common on coastal reefs in southern New South Wales . Also commonly found under jetties in harbors and large estuaries .
Pempheris analis Waite, 1910 (Bronze sweeper)
A nocturnal species that form aggregations in caves by day and feeds on zooplankton at night.
Apogon fleurieu (Lacepède, 1802) (Cardinalfish)
Common in shallow coastal reefs with moderate currents . Also in tidal channels of estuaries . Adults usually in small schools comprising pairs .
Pempheris compressa (White, 1790) (Small-scale bullseye)
Usually found on offshore reefs, in large schools. Juveniles found on coastal reefs and near entrance of coastal estuaries with rocky reefs.
Goniistius vestitus (Castelnau, 1879) (Crested morwong)
Occurs in inshore and offshore rocky and coral reefs .
Trachinops taeniatus Günther, 1861 (Eastern hulafish)
Occurs inshore near reefs .
Carcharias taurus Rafinesque, 1810 (sand tiger shark)
The sand tiger shark is one of the best-studied of the shark species. They are the only sharks known to gulp air at the surface and store it in their stomach to provide buoyancy . These sharks generally mate between Octobe...
Ostracion cubicus Linnaeus, 1758 (Yellow boxfish)
Inhabit lagoon and semi-sheltered seaward reefs. Juveniles often among Acropora corals . Benthopelagic . Solitary . Juveniles expatriating to subtropical zone from the pelagic larval stage. Small juveniles secretive i...
Schuettea scalaripinnis Steindachner, 1866 (Eastern pomfred)
Schools are found in coastal bays, protected island coves, deeper part of large estuaries close to the sea entrance, and along rocky drop-offs with kelp .
Orectolobus maculatus (Bonnaterre, 1788) (Wobbegong)
The sluggish spotted wobbegong spends much of its day lying motionless on the bottom or hidden in caves, under overhangs or in shipwrecks. At night, the shark becomes more active, and swims, or moves about the sea floor, ...
Enoplosus armatus (White, 1790) (Bastard dory)
Juveniles live in estuaries while adults occur in estuaries and on inshore and offshore rocky reefs and seagrass beds . Found either in large schools, in pairs or as solitary individuals . Neither anterolateral glandular groove nor venom gland is present .
Pempheris affinis McCulloch, 1911 (Black-tipped bullseye)
Found in coastal waters in rocky reefs, ledges and caves during day .
Eubalichthys bucephalus (Whitley, 1931) (Black reef leatherjacket)
Occurs on the continental shelf . Observed in pairs, secretly moving about in and out of holes among boulders .
Parma unifasciata (Steindachner, 1867) (Girdled scalyfin)
Inhabits rocky inshore reefs.
Parma microlepis Günther, 1862 (White-ear scalyfin)
Inhabits rocky reefs.