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Australian Other Perciformes



FAMILY : Archerfishes

Banded Archerfish
(Toxotes jaculatrix)
Banded Archerfish
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Seven-spot Archerfish
(Toxotes chatareus)
Seven-spot Archerfish
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FAMILY : Barracudas

Bigeye Barracuda
(Sphyraena forsteri)
Bigeye Barracuda
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FAMILY : Bigeyes

Blotched Bigeye
(Heteropriacanthus cruentatus)
Blotched Bigeye
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Crescent-tail Bigeye
(Priacanthus hamrur)
Crescent-tail Bigeye
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FAMILY : Billfishes

Indo-Pacific Sailfish
(Istiophorus platypterus)
Indo-Pacific Sailfish
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Black Marlin
(Makaira indica)
Black Marlin
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FAMILY : Cales, weed whitings

Rainbow Cale
(Odax acroptilus)
Rainbow Cale
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FAMILY : Cardinalfishes

Ring-tail Cardinalfish
(Apogon aureus)
Ring-tail Cardinalfish
The adult Ring-tail Cardinalfish is yellow to orange brown with greyish brown back. It has iridescent thin blue lines from the snout through the eyes, with black band between the blue lines. There is a narrow blue streak on the upper jaw. There is a... Click to continue>

FAMILY : Clingfishes

Tasmanian Clingfish
(Aspasmogaster tasmaniensis)
Tasmanian Clingfish
The Tasmanian Clingfish is a small fish with bold pattern of narrow bands across the body. The fish is pale pink, brown or greenish with dark brown, reddish brown or dark green bands. There is sometimes a stripe through the eye and across the gill... Click to continue>
Eastern Cleaner-Clingfish
(Cochleoceps orientalis)
Eastern Cleaner-Clingfish
The Eastern Cleaner-Clingfish is greenish-yellow to orange with scattered spots, ranging from small dark spots to larger red spots. It has iridescent blue streaks or lines along the back and across sides over head and body. Often seen cleaning... Click to continue>

FAMILY : Cobia

Cobia
(Rachycentron canadum)
Cobia
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FAMILY : Dolphinfishes

Common Dolphinfish
(Coryphaena hippurus)
Common Dolphinfish
The Common Dolphinfish has a long compressed body and forked tail. It is metallic blue-green above and silver with a golden colour on the sides. There are iridescent blue to black spots on the sides. Mature males have a prominent bony crest in front... Click to continue>

FAMILY : Dottybacks

Two-tone Dottyback
(Pseudochromis paccagnellae)
Two-tone Dottyback
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FAMILY : Grunts

Harlequin Sweetlips
(Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides)
Harlequin Sweetlips
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Magpie Sweetlips
(Plectorhinchus picus)
Magpie Sweetlips
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Oblique-banded Sweetlips
(Plectorhinchus lineatus)
Oblique-banded Sweetlips
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FAMILY : Moorish idol

Moorish Idol
(Zanclus cornutus)
Moorish Idol
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FAMILY : Morwongs

Blue Morwong
(Nemadactylus douglasii)
Blue Morwong
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FAMILY : Oldwife

Old Wife
(Enoplosus armatus)
Old Wife
The Old Wife is a fish found around coastal reefs. It has a deep body, and two separate sickle shaped dorsal fins. The body is silver-white to brown with six to eight black bands. Juveniles have a blotched colour pattern and a white-rimmed spot on... Click to continue>

FAMILY : Perches and darters

Redfin Perch
(Perca fluviatilis)
Redfin Perch
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FAMILY : Rabbitfishes

Blue-lined Spinefoot
(Siganus puellus)
Blue-lined Spinefoot
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Foxface
(Siganus vulpinus)
Foxface
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FAMILY : Remoras

Slender Suckerfish, Remora
(Echeneis naucrates)
Slender Suckerfish, Remora
The Slender Suckerfish is a long slender fish that attaches itself temporarily to various hosts such as sharks. It is usually white with dark stripes along the body, but some large fish may be entirely grey. The sucker disc is located on the head... Click to continue>

FAMILY : Roundheads

Comet
(Calloplesiops altivelis)
Comet
The Comet is a dark brown or black coloured fish with many small white or pale blue spots .It has an eye shaped spot at the base of the last 3 rays of the dorsal fin. The tail is diamond shaped. The Comet is nocturnal and hides in rock crevices... Click to continue>


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