Animal Species:Banded Seaperch, Hypoplectrodes nigroruber (Cuvier, 1828)

The Banded Seaperch has a variable base colour, living on coastal rocky reefs and is endemic to Australian waters.

Banded Seaperch, Hypoplectrodes nigroruber

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Standard Common Name

Banded Seaperch

Identification

The Banded Seaperch has four dark bands crossing the body and large, bulging eyes on top of the head. The base colour is variable from whitish to yellow, green or red.

Size range

The species grows to 30 cm in length.

Distribution

Banded Seaperch occur from the coasts of New South Wales to central Western Australia, including Tamania.

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums.  Source: Atlas of Living Australia.

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Distribution by collection data

Ozcam map of Banded Seaperch specimens in the Australian Museums.

What does this mean?

Habitat

The Banded Seaperch is endemic to Australia. It occurs from northern New South Wales, around the temperate south of the country, including Tasmania, to south-western Western Australia.

Seasonality

It lives on coastal rocky reefs to depths of 30 m.

Classification

Species:
nigroruber
Genus:
Hypoplectrodes
Family:
Serranidae
Order:
Perciformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?

References

  1. Hutchins, B. & R. Swainston. 1986. Sea Fishes of Southern Australia. Complete Field Guide for Anglers and Divers. Swainston Publishing. Pp. 180.
  2. Kuiter, R.H. 2000. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Gary Allen. Pp. 437.
  3. Kuiter, R.H. in Gomon, M.F., Glover, C.J.M. & R.H. Kuiter (Eds). 1994. The Fishes of Australia's South Coast. State Print, Adelaide. Pp. 992.
  4. Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. New Holland. Pp. 433.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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