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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.
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...
Synodus variegatus (Lacepède, 1803) (Variegated lizardfish)
Inhabits deep lagoon and seaward reefs to depths over 40 m ; sometimes found on sandy bottoms concealing itself in the sand. Prefers to rest on hard surfaces and frequently occurs in pairs . Benthic . Feeds on small fis...
Achoerodus viridis (Steindachner, 1866) (Wrasse)
Found in coastal rocky areas at depths to about 40 m . Max. length for female species . Protogynous hermaphrodite .
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 .
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 .
Pempheris analis Waite, 1910 (Bronze sweeper)
A nocturnal species that form aggregations in caves by day and feeds on zooplankton at night.
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.
Goniistius fuscus (Castelnau, 1879) (Red morwong)
Adults found on exposed rocky reefs down to about 30 m; juveniles on coastal reefs, amongst algae.
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.
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.
Octopus tetricus Gould, 1852 (Gloomy octopus)
Aulopus purpurissatus Richardson, 1843 (Sergeant baker)
Microcanthus strigatus (Cuvier, 1831) (Butterflyfish)
Inhabits coastal and lagoon reefs . Found in dense aggregations under ledges and in caves during the day . Benthopelagic . Young feeds on small crustaceans and algae .
Lotella rhacina (Forster, 1801) (Rock cod)
A benthic species which occurs in the continental shelf and in inshore waters . Often found in caves .
Dinolestes lewini (Griffith & Smith, 1834) (Long-finned pike)
A schooling species found in bays over rocky reefs .
Scorpis lineolata Kner, 1865 (Silver sweep)
Inhabit coastal reefs; small juveniles in estuaries and rock pools.
Kyphosus sydneyanus (Günther, 1886) (Silver drummer)
Occurs in large schools in comparatively shallow water in the vicinity of rocky reefs. Feeds on weeds .
Girella zebra (Richardson, 1846) (Zebra fish)
Inhabits shallow rocky reefs, sandy and weedy flats; also in estuaries. Feeds on algae.