Kyphosus sydneyanus (Gunther, 1886)

Kyphosus sydneyanus
Kyphosus sydneyanus
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Tuesday, 30 July 2013
Location: 
Nth Solitary Island
Depth: 
8m
Common name: Silver Drummer
Distribution:

Abundant in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Also recorded from northern New Zealand, Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands. In Australia recorded from southern Queensland around the southern coast to Geraldton in Western Australia, rarely in Bass Strait and Tasmania.

Ecological Notes:

Found around shallow rocky reef and in coastal bays and harbours, especially in areas of high water movement.

Additional Notes:

Feeds on benthic algae and zooplankton in the water column. Often in small to large schools. Grows to 75cm.

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