Stripey, Microcanthus strigatus (Cuvier 1831)


Other Names: Eastern Stripey, Footballer, Western Stripey

A Stripey, Microcanthus strigatus, at Jurien Bay, Western Australia. Source: T. Cooper / Reef Life Survey. License: CC BY Attribution

Summary:
A bright yellow deep-bodied fish with a rounded dorsal profile, oblique black stripes along the side extending onto the dorsal and anal fins, and a black stripe from the forehead to just behind the eye.

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Bray, D.J. 2019, Microcanthus strigatus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 20 Nov 2019, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/525

Stripey, Microcanthus strigatus (Cuvier 1831)

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Distribution

Central Queensland to southern New South Wales, and possibly to eastern Victoria and northeastern Tasmania, and from Cape Leeuwin to Exmouth Gulf, Western Australia; also in the Lord Howe Island region and at Norfolk Island in the Tasman Sea. Elsewhere, the species occurs in Japan, Taiwan, China and Hawaii.
Stripeys commonly inhabit rocky and coral reefs, sometimes forming large schools. Juveniles are often seen in tide pools, and adults often hang around jetty and wharf pylons.

Feeding

Omnivore - feeds on invertebrates and algae.

Species Citation

Chaetodon strigatus Cuvier, in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831, Histoire Naturelle des Poissons Vol. 7 25, pl. 170. Type locality: Japan.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2019

Resources

Atlas of Living Australia

Stripey, Microcanthus strigatus (Cuvier 1831)

References


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Allen, G.R. & R. Swainston. 1988. The Marine Fishes of North-Western Australia. A Field Guide for Anglers and Divers. Western Australian Museum. 201 pp.

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Cuvier, G.L. in Cuvier, G.L. & Valenciennes, A. 1831. Histoire Naturelle des Poissons. Paris : Levrault Vol. 7 531 pp. pls 170-208. See ref at BHL

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Johnson, J.W. 2010. Fishes of the Moreton Bay Marine Park and adjacent continental shelf waters, Queensland, Australia. pp. 299-353 in Davie, P.J.F. & Phillips, J.A. Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Marine Biological Workshop, The Marine Fauna and Flora of Moreton Bay. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 54(3)

Knudsen, S.W. & Clements, K.D. 2013. Revision of the family Kyphosidae (Teleostei: Perciformes). Zootaxa 3751 (no. 1): 1-101.

Knudsen, S.W. & Clements, K.D. 2016. World-wide species distributions in the family Kyphosidae (Teleostei: Perciformes). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 101: 252-266. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2016.04.037


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

Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. New Holland. 433 pp.

Kuiter, R.H. 2002. Butterflyfishes, Bannerfishes and their Relatives. Chorleywood, U.K. : TMC Publishing 208 pp. (as Microcanthus vittatus)

Marshall, T.C. 1964. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coastal Waters of Queensland. Sydney : Angus & Robertson 566 pp. 136 pls.

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs.

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Swainson, W. 1839. The natural history and classification of fishes, amphibians, and reptiles. In, Lardner, D. The Cabinet of Natural History. Vol. 2 London : Longman, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans, and John Taylor 452 pp. 135 figs.

Tea, Y.‐K., Van Der Wal, C., Ludt, W.B.,  Gill, A.C., Lo, N. & Ho, S.Y.W. 2019. Boomeranging around Australia: Historical biogeography and population genomics of the anti‐equatorial fish Microcanthus strigatus (Teleostei: Microcanthidae). Molecular Ecology 2019; 15pp. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.15172

Whitley, G.P. 1931. Studies in Ichthyology No. 4. Records of the Australian Museum 18(3): 96-133 figs 1-2 pls 11-16 (as Microcanthus joyceae)

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37361005

Depth:0-50 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:18 cm TL

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