Norfolkia brachylepis (Schultz, 1960)

Norfolkia brachylepis
Norfolkia brachylepis
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Thursday, 24 May 2012
Location: 
Korffs Islet
Depth: 
10m
Common name: Scalyfin Threefin
Distribution:

Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from the Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea to Fiji, north to the Izu Islands, south to southwest and southeast Australia and New Caledonia. Recently recorded from Tonga. In Australia recorded from Perth in Western Australia north to the North West Shelf, in Queensland from Torres Strait south to northern New South Wales.

Ecological Notes:

Frequents rock and coral reef, depth to 2 - 10m.

Additional Notes:

Eggs are attached to the nesting site on the substrate by sticky threads. Larvae are planktonic. Grows to 7cm.

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