Animal Species:Girdled Scalyfin, Parma unifasciata (Steindachner, 1867)

Colouration of the Girdled Scalyfin changes with growth. The species is endemic to Australia

Girdled Scalyfin, Parma unifasciata

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Standard Common Name

Girdled Scalyfin

Alternative Name/s

Girdled Parma

Identification

The dorsal fin of the Girdled Parma has a long-based spinous section and a tall, short-based soft-rayed portion. The body is covered with large ctenoid scales. Colouration of the species changes with growth. The images show the typical adult body colouration of a grey to brown body with a white bar. Juveniles are yellow and blue with a faint bar.

Size range

This species grows to 20 cm in length.

Distribution

It is endemic to Australia, occurring from southern Queensland to southern New South Wales.

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

Parma unifasciata

Distribution by collection data

Ozcam map of Girdled Scalyfin specimens in the Australian Museum.

What does this mean?

Classification

Species:
unifasciata
Genus:
Parma
Family:
Pomacentridae
Order:
Perciformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?

References

  1. Edgar, G.J. 1997. Australian Marine Life: the plants and animals of temperate waters. Reed Books. Pp. 544.
  2. Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.
  3. Hutchins, B. & R. Swainston. 1986. Sea Fishes of Southern Australia. Complete Field Guide for Anglers and Divers. Swainston Publishing. Pp. 180.
  4. Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. New Holland. Pp. 433.
  5. Kuiter, R.H. 2000. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Gary Allen. Pp. 437.

 


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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Tags Fishes, Ichthyology, Girdled Scalyfin, Parma unifasciata, Pomacentridae, grey, blue, white, 'normal fish', 10 cm - 30 cm, striped or bands, marine, adult, stripe, band,