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.
Standard Common Name
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.
The species grows to 30 cm in length.
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.
Distribution by collection data
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.
It lives on coastal rocky reefs to depths of 30 m.
- Hutchins, B. & R. Swainston. 1986. Sea Fishes of Southern Australia. Complete Field Guide for Anglers and Divers. Swainston Publishing. Pp. 180.
- Kuiter, R.H. 2000. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Gary Allen. Pp. 437.
- 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. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. New Holland. Pp. 433.
Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
Tags fishes, ichthyology, Banded Seaperch, Hypoplectrodes nigroruber, Serranidae, rocky reef, coastal rocky reef, endemic to Australia, stripes or bands, large eyes, bulging eyes, whitish yellow, green, red, 10 cm - 30 cm, marine,