Animal Species:Incised Gurnard Perch, Neosebastes incisipinnis Ogilby, 1910

The most distinctive feature of the Incised Gurnard Perch is the black blotch on the soft-rayed portion of the dorsal fin. The species is endemic to Australia.

Incised Gurnard Perch

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Standard Common Name

Incised Gurnard Perch

Identification

The Incised Gurnard Perch has an orange body with two dark saddles. There is a distinct black blotch on the soft-rayed portion of the dorsal fin. The Incised Gurnard Perch is the only species of Neosebastes with this blotch. The swim bladder of this species is simple. All other species of Neosebastes have bilobed swimbladders, except for N. bougainvillii, which lacks a swimbladder.

Size range

The species grows to 30 cm.

Distribution

The species is endemic to Australia, occurring in southern Queensland and 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.

Neosebastes incisipinnis

Distribution by collection data

Ozcam map of Incised Gurnard Perch in the Australian Museums.

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Habitat

The Incised Gurnard Perch is relatively abundant. It is trawled from sandy offshore waters at depths between 30 m and 500 m.

Classification

Species:
incisipinnis
Genus:
Neosebastes
Family:
Neosebastidae
Order:
Scorpaeniformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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References

  1. Motomura, H. 2004. Revision of the scorpionfish genus Neosebastes (Scorpaeniformes: Neosebastidae), with descriptions of five new species. Indo-Pacific Fishes. 37: 1-76, pl. 1-2.


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