Animal Species:Blackbanded Seaperch, Hypoplectrodes annulatus (Gunther, 1859)
A Blackbanded Seaperch at Jervis Bay
Photographer: David & Leanne Atkinson © David & Leanne Atkinson
Standard Common Name
It has also been called the Red-banded Sea Perch, and Yellow-banded Seaperch.
The Blackbanded Seaperch can be recognised by its colouration. It is yellow with six dark bands on the body and caudal peduncle. There are several diagonal bands on the head.
It grows to about 30 cm in length.
The species is endemic to Australia, occurring from southern Queensland to the central coast of Victoria.
Distribution by collection data
The Blackbanded Seaperch is a benthic species that is usually seen on inshore rock reefs, often upside down in caves.
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- 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. 2000. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Gary Allen. Pp. 437.