Chelmonops truncatus (Kner, 1859)

Chelmonops truncatus
Chelmonops truncatus
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Sunday, 12 January 2014
Location: 
Nth Solitary Island
Depth: 
21m
Chelmonops truncatus
Chelmonops truncatus
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Monday, 1 February 2016
Location: 
N W Solitary Island
Depth: 
12m
Common name: Eastern Talma
Distribution:

Relatively common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Endemic to Australia, on the east coast from Sth Queensland to Jervis Bay.

Ecological Notes:

Protected reef areas to 70m depth. Favours areas with algal habitat. In the Solitary Islands Marine Park is more common in coastal or shallow offshore reef areas.

Additional Notes:

Adults usually seen in pairs, juveniles singly. Juveniles also have large ocelli near corner of dorsal fin, see lower photograph. Grows to 22cm.