A Photographic Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia
A guide for the diver, traveller, fishing enthusiast, or layperson, which aims to provide easy identification of the 222 species of fish covered. Photographs and distribution maps accompany each description, and some show juvenile and adult, or sex variations.
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Adults swim algae anal fin Anglerfish areas Australian waters bands Bass Strait benthic black spot blotches body bright yellow Butterflyfish caves clear coastal coastal bays coastal reefs coastal to outer coastal waters colour commonly deep offshore deep water Diet comprises distinctive dorsal fin easily recognised eggs estuaries females Goby grey habitats head inner reefs inshore invertebrates juveniles are secretive Juveniles are solitary Juveniles live lagoons Large adults ledges Lionfish mainly Males numbers occur orange outer reef pairs pattern pectoral fins pelagic pipefishes plankton prey pufferfishes range into subtropical rays reef crests rock rocky reefs rubble sand scorpionfishes sea-urchins seagrass seagrass beds shallow depths Shark shrimps similar species small invertebrates Small juveniles Snapper snout sometimes South Wales southern southern Western Australia species is widespread spines sponges Squirrelfish stripes subtropical zones tail fin Tasmania TL 10cm TL 25cm tropical Indo-Pacific tropical west Pacific weeds widespread species Wrasse zooplankton