Banded Seaperch, Hypoplectrodes nigroruber (Cuvier 1828)


Other Names: Black-banded Sea Perch, Black-banded Seaperch, Black-banded Sea-perch, Red Spangled Sea-perch

A Banded Seaperch, Hypoplectrodes nigroruber, at Shark Point, Cronulla, New South Wales. Source: John Turnbull / Flickr. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
A red to brown or yellowish-grey seaperch becoming white below, with four darker red to blackish bands over the rear half of body, and often 5th short bar from the gill cover to the dorsal-fin origin. The upper head and body is densely speckled with irregular dark spots, the rear margin of the gill cover is yellow and the fin rays are spotted. Juveniles are often whitish with black bands.

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Bray, D.J. 2018, Hypoplectrodes nigroruber in Fishes of Australia, accessed 16 Nov 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/4376

Banded Seaperch, Hypoplectrodes nigroruber (Cuvier 1828)

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Distribution

Sydney, New South Wales, to the Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia, including northern and eastern Tasmania. Inhabits rocky reefs at depths to 40 m, often sheltering on ledges

Features

Dorsal fin X, 16–18; Anal fin III, 8; Caudal fin 17; Pectoral fin 13–14; Pelvic fin I, 5; Lateral line scales 55–58.  
Body depth 38–41% SL; head length 39–43% SL; eye diameter 20–23% HL; preopercle with 3 large forward directed spines below. 

Colour

Red to brown or yellowish grey above, white below, with 4 darker red to black vertical bands over posterior half of body and 5th short band from opercle to dorsal-fin origin; black blotch just below lateral line in band under middle dorsal-fin spines; upper head and body densely speckled with irregular dark spots; free margin of opercles yellow; fin rays spotted.

Species Citation

Plectropoma nigrorubrum Cuvier, in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1828, Histoire Naturelle des Poissons 2: 402. Type locality: King George Sound, Western Australia.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2018

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Banded Seaperch, Hypoplectrodes nigroruber (Cuvier 1828)

References


Anderson, W.D. Jr & Heemstra, P.C. 1989. Ellerkeldia, a junior synonym of Hypoplectrodes, with redescriptions of the type species of the genera (Pisces: Serranidae: Anthiinae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 102(4): 1001-1017

Cuvier, G.L. in Cuvier, G.L. & Valenciennes, A. 1828. Histoire Naturelle des Poissons. Paris : Levrault Vol. 2 xxi, 2 + 490 pp., pls 9-40. 

Edgar, G.J. 2008. Australian Marine Life: the plants and animals of temperate waters. Sydney : Reed New Holland 2nd edn, 624 pp. 

Gill, T.N. 1862. Remarks on the relations of the genera and other groups of Cuban fishes. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia 14(5): 235-242 

Hutchins, J.B. 2001. Biodiversity of shallow reef fish assemblages in Western Australia using a rapid censusing technique. Records of the Western Australian Museum 20: 247-270 

Hutchins, J.B. & Thompson, M. 1983. The Marine and Estuarine Fishes of South-western Australia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 103 pp. 345 figs. 

Kuiter, R.H. 1993. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 437 pp. 

Kuiter, R.H. 1994. Families Serranidae, Callanthiidae. pp. 528-548 figs 469-485 in Gomon, M.F., Glover, C.J.M. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds). The Fishes of Australia's South Coast. Adelaide : State Printer 992 pp. 810 figs. 

Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. A comprehensive reference for divers and fishermen. Sydney, NSW, Australia : New Holland Publishers xvii, 434 pp. 

Kuiter, R.H. 2004. Basslets, Hamlets and their relatives. A comprehensive guide to selected Serranidae and Plesiopidae. Chorleywood, UK : TMC Publishing 1, 216 pp. 

Last, P.R., Scott, E.O.G. & Talbot, F.H. 1983. Fishes of Tasmania. Hobart : Tasmanian Fisheries Development Authority 563 pp. figs. 

Parish, S. 1974. Australia's Ocean of Life. Newport, Victoria : Wedneil Publications 128 pp. 

Roberts, C.D. & Gomon, M.F. 2008. Families Polyprionidae, Serranidae and Callanthiidae. pp. 534-549 in Gomon, M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds). Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp. 

Scott, T.D., Glover, C.J.M. & Southcott, R.V. 1974. The Marine and Freshwater Fishes of South Australia. Adelaide : Government Printer 392 pp. figs.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37311037

Biology:Hermaphrodite

Depth:0-40 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:30 cm TL

Native:Endemic

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