Animal Species:Alison's Blue Devil, Paraplesiops alisonae
Alison's Blue Devil is a small spotted species that is only known from south-eastern Australian coastal waters.
The holotype of the species is housed in the Australian Museum Fish Collection (AMS I.19921–013).
Standard Common Name
Alison's Blue Devil
Alison's Blue Devil is a small species that has blue spots on the head and blue stripes on the dorsal and anal fins.
Up to 15 cm (standard length)
The species is endemic to Australia, occurring from the central coast of Victoria, Tasmania and west to eastern South Australia.
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 species occurs on coastal reefs to about 35 m in depth.
Other behaviours and adaptations
It is a nocturnal species.
- Gomon, M.F., Bray, D. & R.H. Kuiter (Eds). 2008. The Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Reed New Holland. Pp. 928.
Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology