The Blackspotted Gurnard Perch is a common species that only occurs in Australian waters.
The Blackspotted Gurnard Perch has a whitish or brown (rarely reddish) body with indistinct dark spots scattered on the posterior part of the head and the sides of the body. There are no black spots on the fin membranes.
The species is endemic to Australia, occurring from South Australia to south-western Western Australia in depths from 60 m - 550 m.
The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Source: Atlas of Living Australia.
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