Blackbanded Seaperch Click to enlarge image
A Blackbanded Seaperch at a depth of 13 m, Hanging Rock, Jervis Bay, New South Wales, April 2005. Image: David & Leanne Atkinson
© David & Leanne Atkinson

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    annulatus
    Genus
    Hypoplectrodes
    Family
    Serranidae
    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    It grows to about 30 cm in length.

Identification

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.

Habitat

The Blackbanded Seaperch is a benthic species that is usually seen on inshore rock reefs, often upside down in caves.

Distribution

The species is endemic to Australia, occurring from southern Queensland to the central coast of Victoria.

References

  • 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. 2000. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Gary Allen. Pp. 437.