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Heterodontus portusjacksoni (Meyer, 1793) (Port Jackson shark)
A common shark of the continental shelves , from close inshore at the intertidal zone to 275 m . Segregates by sex and maturity stage . Nocturnal, hides in caves and rocky gullies during the day . Feeds on benthic inver...
Parma microlepis Günther, 1862 (White-ear scalyfin)
Inhabits rocky reefs.
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 .
Trachinops taeniatus Günther, 1861 (Eastern hulafish)
Occurs inshore near reefs .
Chromis hypsilepis (Günther, 1867) (One spot demoiselle)
Inhabits rocky reefs, occurring in small to large aggregations.
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 .
Pomacentrus coelestis Jordan and Starks, 1901 (Neon damsel)
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, ...
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 .
Goniistius fuscus (Castelnau, 1879) (Red morwong)
Adults found on exposed rocky reefs down to about 30 m; juveniles on coastal reefs, amongst algae.
Girella tricuspidata (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824) (Luderick)
They favor estuarine , rocky reef and inshore, coastal water habitats . They flourish in seagrass areas . Ludericks are moderately sedentary, schooling fish. They are herbivorous and feed primarily on seagrasses . Fil...
Crinodus lophodon (Günther, 1859) (Rock cale)
Found on shallow exposed rocky shores, aggregating in high-energy zone, just below foaming surface to depths of about 10 m . Feed on either loose or attached weeds and algae .
Parma unifasciata (Steindachner, 1867) (Girdled scalyfin)
Inhabits rocky inshore reefs.
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.
Aulopus purpurissatus Richardson, 1843 (Sergeant baker)
Mecaenichthys immaculatus (Ogilby, 1885) (Immaculate damsel)
Inhabits rocky or weedy inshore reefs.
Meuschenia flavolineata Hutchins, 1977 (Yellow-striped leatherjacket)
Found on rocky reefs . Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
Meuschenia trachylepis (Günther, 1870) (yellowfinned leatherjacket)
Parupeneus spilurus (Bleeker, 1854) (Japanese goatfish)
In Indonesia mainly found on deep reefs adjacent to strong currents. Usually occurs in small groups .
Kyphosus sydneyanus (Günther, 1886) (Silver drummer)
Occurs in large schools in comparatively shallow water in the vicinity of rocky reefs. Feeds on weeds .
Meuschenia freycineti (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824) (Six-spined leatherjacket)
Adults occur on the continental shelf while juveniles are found in estuaries and shallow bays .
Scobinichthys granulatus (White, 1790) (Rough leatherjackets)
Found in seagrass beds and on rocky reefs. Females of this species may be confused with female Penicipelta vittiger [= Acanthaluteres vittiger] .
Eupetrichthys angustipes Ramsay and Ogilby, 1888 (弓紋鸚隆)
Inhabits rock reef .
Sphyraena obtusata Cuvier, 1829 (Obtuse barracuda)
Inhabits bays and estuaries . Found in schools in seagrass beds and rocky reefs . Feeds mainly on fishes. Exhibits diurnal behavior. Also caught with set nets . Sold fresh, frozen or dried salted in markets.
Seriola lalandi Valenciennes, 1833 (Yellowtail amberjack)
Trygonoptera testacea Müller and Henle, 1841 (stingaree)
Found in sandy beaches and reefs but also well offshore. May venture well upstream in estuaries . Feeds on worms, crustaceans, bony fishes, and other stingarees .