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Australian Sea basses



FAMILY : Sea basses

Eastern Wirrah
(Acanthistius ocellatus)
Eastern Wirrah
The Eastern Wirrah is yellowish-green fish with lots of small blue spots. The underside is paler. It has fairly large eyes. Juvenile fish are banded. It has three strong spines on the gill covers. The fish is often caught by anglers but is not a... Click to continue>
Butterfly Perch
(Caesioperca lepidoptera)
Butterfly Perch
The Butterfly Perch is a pinkish silver fish with a dark blotch on the side of the body. The pectoral fins are about the same length as the head. Adults develop small brownish spots, pale blue margins to the fins, and a bluish band behind the eye.... Click to continue>
Coral Cod
(Cephalopholis miniata)
Coral Cod
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Peacock Rockcod
(Cephalopholis argus)
Peacock Rockcod
The Peacock Rockcod is dark brown to greenish brown with many small black-edged blue spots on the head, body and fins. It ha a pale area on the chest in front of the pectoral fins. There are sometimes five or six dark bars on the rear part of the... Click to continue>
Barramundi Cod
(Chromileptes altivelis)
Barramundi Cod
The Barramundi Cod has a distinctive head profile with a concave upper contour giving its head an upturned appearance. It is a pale fish with scattered prominent black spots on its head, body and fins. It is often found in silty reefs. Juveniles... Click to continue>
Blacktip Rockcod
(Epinephelus fasciatus)
Blacktip Rockcod
The Blacktip Rockcod is grey to pinkish grey, with five brownish to reddish brown bars on the body. The head is triangular shaped with large eyes. The membrane separating the tips of the dorsal fin spines is black. Click to continue>
Camouflage Grouper
(Epinephelus polyphekadion)
Camouflage Grouper
The Camouflage Grouper is a large pale fish with large irregular dark blotches and small dark spots forming distinct diagonal bands on the body. There is a large dark spot on the tail stem. The Camouflage Grouper is often confused with the Flowery... Click to continue>
Flowery Cod
(Epinephelus fuscoguttatus)
Flowery Cod
The Flowery Cod is pale yellowish brown with large irregular dark blotches and small dark spots on the head and body. The fins have small dark spots, and there is a dark spot on the tail stem. Small juveniles have small hexagonal spots on the head... Click to continue>
Honeycomb Grouper
(Epinephelus merra)
Honeycomb Grouper
The Honeycomb Grouper is a strikingly marked fish, with round to hexagonal brown spots on the head, body and fins. Some of the spots on the sides may join to form a series of irregular bands. The background color is pale. Click to continue>
Potato Cod
(Epinephelus tukula)
Potato Cod
The Potato Cod is a large robust fish with a rounded tail. It is grey brown with large dark brown spots and blotches over the body. There are small spots on the head and dark lines radiating back from the eye. There are small dark spots on the ends... Click to continue>
Queensland Groper
(Epinephelus lanceolatus)
Queensland Groper
The Queensland Groper is one of the largest bony fish in the world, and the largest fish found on coral reefs. Adults are greenish grey to brownish grey with faint mottling and small black spots on the fins. Juvenile fish are black with yellow... Click to continue>
Trout Cod
(Epinephelus maculatus)
Trout Cod
The Trout Cod is light brown with fairly evenly distributed dark brown spots. There are darker bands on the sides extending into the fins. Juveniles are darker with some white blotches, becoming more spotted with age. The dorsal fin is spiny and... Click to continue>
Half-banded Seaperch
(Hypoplectrodes maccullochi)
Half-banded Seaperch
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Coral Trout
(Plectropomus leopardus)
Coral Trout
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Purple Anthias
(Pseudanthias tuka)
Purple Anthias
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Scalefin Anthias
(Pseudanthias squamipinnis)
Scalefin Anthias
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Squarespot Anthias
(Pseudanthias pleurotaenia)
Squarespot Anthias
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Coronation Cod
(Variola louti)
Coronation Cod
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