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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 .
Scorpaena cardinalis Solander & Richardson, 1842 (Red rock cod)
Inhabits rocks, crevices and caverns at all depths. Occasionally found in large rock pools in the lower littoral zone. Is nocturnally active and feeds mainly on small mobile benthic animals. Stalks its prey and swallows it whole .
Hypoplectrodes maccullochi (Whitley, 1929) (Half-banded seaperch)
Inhabits shallow coastal and estuarine rocky reefs . Common in sponge areas, sometimes in loose aggregations .
Myliobatis australis Macleay, 1881 (Australian bull ray)
Commonly found off beaches and over sand flats in shallow water. Also found offshore down to 85 m . Feeds mainly on crabs and shellfish . Ovoviviparous .
Coris picta (Bloch and Schneider, 1801) (Comb wrasse)
Inhabits fairly deep sandy bottoms around rocky reefs.
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.
Paraplesiops bleekeri (Günther, 1861) (Eastern blue devil)
Benthic species which occurs inshore .
Parma microlepis Günther, 1862 (White-ear scalyfin)
Inhabits rocky reefs.
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 .
Trachinops taeniatus Günther, 1861 (Eastern hulafish)
Occurs inshore near reefs .
Pempheris affinis McCulloch, 1911 (Black-tipped bullseye)
Found in coastal waters in rocky reefs, ledges and caves during day .
Glossolepis maculosus Allen, 1981 (Spotted rainbowfish)
Inhabits high altitude (150-800 m) swamps and creeks. An egg laying species which prefer the following aquarium conditions: pH=7.8, H=12, 25°C water temperature.