Animal Species:Blackbanded Seaperch, Hypoplectrodes annulatus (Gunther, 1859)

A Blackbanded Seaperch at Jervis Bay

David & Leanne Atkinson © David & Leanne Atkinson

Standard Common Name

Blackbanded Seaperch

Alternative Name/s

It has also been called the Red-banded Sea Perch, and Yellow-banded Seaperch.

Identification

The Blackbanded Seaperch can be recognised by its colouration. It is yellow with six dark bands on the body and caudal peduncle. There are several diagonal bands on the head.

Size range

It grows to about 30 cm in length.

Distribution

The species is endemic to Australia, occurring from southern Queensland to the central coast of Victoria.

Distribution by collection data

Biomaps map of Blackbanded Seaperch specimens in the Australian Museum collection.

What does this mean?

Habitat

The Blackbanded Seaperch is a benthic species that is usually seen on inshore rock reefs, often upside down in caves.

Classification

Species:
annulatus
Genus:
Hypoplectrodes
Family:
Serranidae
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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References

  • Hutchins, B. & R. Swainston. 1986. Sea Fishes of Southern Australia. Complete Field Guide for Anglers and Divers. Swainston Publishing. Pp. 180.
  • 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.
  • Kuiter, R.H. 2000. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Gary Allen. Pp. 437.


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