Atypichthys strigatus (Gunther, 1860)
Abundant throughout the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the Indo-West Pacific. Abundant from southern Queensland to Tasmania, also Lord Howe Island
Schooling species common in all coastal and offshore reefs, estuaries and harbours. Shallow to at least 25m depth.
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.
Kuiter, R. H., Coastal Fishes of South-Eastern Australia. Published by Crawford House Press Pty. Ltd., 1993. p. 214.