Dicotylichthys punctulatus (Kaup, 1855)
Common throughout the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Western Pacific distribution. In Australia recorded from Queensland as far south as Bass Strait.
Found around estuaries, shallow coastal and offshore reefs to about 50m depth. Feeds on invertebrates.
Inflates its body when threatened. Three black bars and fins without spotting is indicative of species. Grows to 40cm.