BUTTERFLY PERCH FACTS
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. It forms large schools.
length to 47cm
found around rocky reefs where it forms schools in deeper water from 10m to 140m. Usually found in areas exposed to strong tidal movement.
The Butterfly Perch is found in temperate marine waters of Australia and New Zealand. In Australia it is found off Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales, South Australia. Rare in Western Australia.
|Common Name:||Butterfly Perch|