Image: Rock Ling, Genypterus tigerinus

Rock Ling, Genypterus tigerinus

A Rock Ling at a depth of 7 m, Rapid Bay Jetty, South Australia, 19 January 2008.

Phil Mercurio
© Phil Mercurio


Juveniles live in estuaries often in seagrass beds.  Adults live on rocky reefs to depths of around 60 m.

Two species of Genypterus are known from southern Australian waters.  The second is the Pink Ling, Genypterus blacodes.


  1. Gomon, M.F., Bray, D. & R.H. Kuiter (Eds). 2008. The Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Reed New Holland. Pp. 928.
  2. 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.

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