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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 .
Parma microlepis Günther, 1862 (White-ear scalyfin)
Inhabits rocky reefs.
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 .
Ophthalmolepis lineolata (Valenciennes, 1839) (Maori wrasse)
Found in coastal bays to offshore reefs, often in loose aggregations .
Hypoplectrodes maccullochi (Whitley, 1929) (Half-banded seaperch)
Inhabits shallow coastal and estuarine rocky reefs . Common in sponge areas, sometimes in loose aggregations .
Trachinops taeniatus Günther, 1861 (Eastern hulafish)
Occurs inshore near reefs .
Parupeneus spilurus (Bleeker, 1854) (Japanese goatfish)
In Indonesia mainly found on deep reefs adjacent to strong currents. Usually occurs in small groups .
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 .
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 .
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.
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.
Parma unifasciata (Steindachner, 1867) (Girdled scalyfin)
Inhabits rocky inshore reefs.
Meuschenia flavolineata Hutchins, 1977 (Yellow-striped leatherjacket)
Found on rocky reefs . Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
Platycephalus laevigatus Cuvier, 1829 (grassy flathead)
Found inshore and over reefs .
Meuschenia trachylepis (Günther, 1870) (yellowfinned leatherjacket)
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 nigroruber (Cuvier, 1828) (Black-banded sea perch)
Inhabits shallow coastal reefs to depths greater than 30 m . Solitary and feeds on small fishes .
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 .