Animal Species:Footballer Sweep, Neatypus obliquus Waite, 1905
The Footballer Sweep is endemic to Australia. It can be recognised by its distinctive colouration.
Standard Common Name
The Footballer Sweep can be recognised by its body shape and colouration. It has a deep compressed body that is white with six brown-edged yellow bands.
The species grows to 24 cm in length.
This species is endemic to Australia, occurring in coastal waters of southern Australia from central South Australia to the central coast of Western Australia.
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.
Distribution by collection data
It is found on rocky reefs.
- 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. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. New Holland. Pp. 433.
Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology