Paraplesiops bleekeri (Gunther, 1861)

Paraplesiops bleekeri
Paraplesiops bleekeri
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Thursday, 22 December 2011
Location: 
N W Solitary Island
Depth: 
11m
Common name: Bleekers Devilfish
Distribution:

Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Endemic to Eastern Australia. Recorded from southern Queensland to southern New South Wales. More common south of Sydney.

Ecological Notes:

Frequents inshore and offshore reefs. Secretive, usually under ledges, or in small caves. Sometimes inquisitive. Frequents depths to 30m.

Additional Notes:

May emerge from hiding to view divers before retiring. Protected species. Grows to 40cm.

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