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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.
Ophthalmolepis lineolata (Valenciennes, 1839) (Maori wrasse)
Found in coastal bays to offshore reefs, often in loose aggregations .
Achoerodus viridis (Steindachner, 1866) (Wrasse)
Found in coastal rocky areas at depths to about 40 m . Max. length for female species . Protogynous hermaphrodite .
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 .
Pomacentrus coelestis Jordan and Starks, 1901 (Neon damsel)
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.
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 .
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.
Mecaenichthys immaculatus (Ogilby, 1885) (Immaculate damsel)
Inhabits rocky or weedy inshore reefs.
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] .
Hypoplectrodes maccullochi (Whitley, 1929) (Half-banded seaperch)
Inhabits shallow coastal and estuarine rocky reefs . Common in sponge areas, sometimes in loose aggregations .
Pempheris multiradiata Klunzinger, 1879 (Common bullseye)
Schooling in caves and near rocky reefs .
Odax cyanomelas (Richardson, 1850) (herring cale)
Occurs near the surface in high energy surf zones along rocky shores, these areas are often dominated by brown macroalgae.
Apogon limenus Randall & Hoese, 1988 (Sydney cardinalfish)
Found in rocky estuaries to offshore reefs, usually in small aggregations .
Urolophus paucimaculatus Dixon, 1969 (Sparsely-spotted stingaree)
Occurs on the continental shelf . Adults feed on worms, crabs, shrimp, and small bony fishes while juveniles take small crustaceans .
Octopus tetricus Gould, 1852 (Gloomy octopus)
Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) (Crested horn shark)
A moderately common benthic and epibenthic shark found on the continental shelf . Occurs from close inshore to about 93 m depth . Feeds primarily on sea urchins, but also on crustaceans, mollusks, and small fishes . Ovi...
Pictilabrus laticlavius (Richardson, 1840) (green parrotfish)
Inhabits rocky reef-algal habitats and occurs to as deep as 40 m .
Eupetrichthys angustipes Ramsay and Ogilby, 1888 (弓紋鸚隆)
Inhabits rock reef .