Trachypoma macracanthus (Gunther, 1859)
Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Known from northern New South Wales, Lord Howe and Norfolk Is, northern New Zealand and the Kermadec Islands.
Frequents protected reef and boulder areas, often secreted in caves and overhangs. Depth range to 20m.
A benthic feeder, it takes various invertebrates and other fishes. Bright orange to red colouration with even covering of small white spots makes identification of this species relatively easy. Grows to around 40cm.