Animal Species:Lined Soapfish, Grammistes sexlineatus (Thunberg, 1792)

The Lined Soapfish can be recognised by its distinctive colour pattern.

Standard Common Name

Lined Soapfish

Alternative Name/s

Golden-striped Bass, Goldstriped Soapfish, Radio Fish, Six-lined Perch, Sixline Soapfish, White-lined Rock Cod

Distribution

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.

Grammistes sexlineatus

Classification

Species:
sexlineatus
Genus:
Grammistes
Subfamily:
Epinephelinae
Family:
Serranidae
Order:
Perciformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?

References

  1.  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.
  2. Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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Tags Lined Soapfish, Grammistes sexlineatus, Serranidae, marine, brown, white, yellow,