Atypichthys strigatus (Gunther, 1860)

Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Sunday, 10 May 1998
Location: 
Sth Solitary Island
Depth: 
17m
Common name: Australian Mado
Distribution:

Abundant throughout the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the Indo-West Pacific. Abundant from southern Queensland to Tasmania, also Lord Howe Island

Ecological Notes:

Schooling species common in all coastal and offshore reefs, estuaries and harbours. Shallow to at least 25m depth.

Additional Notes:

Distinctly coloured, these small fish will gather in great numbers under piers, wharves and around harbour walls etc. Feed on benthic organisms or zooplankton in the water column. Grow to 25cm, usually about 18cm.

References:

Kuiter, R. H., Coastal Fishes of South-Eastern Australia. Published by Crawford House Press Pty. Ltd., 1993. p. 214.