Jameson's Seaperch, Hypoplectrodes jamesoni Ogilby 1908

Other Names: Jameson's Sea-perch

Jameson's Seaperch, Hypoplectrodes jamesoni, in Sydney Harbour, February, 2007. Source: Sascha Schultz / FishBase. License: All rights reserved

A variably coloured greyish-brown seaperch, with a mottled pattern and sometimes a violet tinge.

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Bray, D.J. 2020, Hypoplectrodes jamesoni in Fishes of Australia, accessed 23 May 2024, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/1708

Jameson's Seaperch, Hypoplectrodes jamesoni Ogilby 1908

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Whitsunday Passage, Queensland, to Sydney Harbour, New South Wales. Inhabits inshore reefs and estuaries, often around sponges, in depths to 50 m.


Ogilby named the species "... for Mr. Jonathan Thompson Jameson, an enthusiastic collector, who has brought me many interesting zoological specimens."

Species Citation

Hypoplectrodes jamesoni Ogilby, 1908, Proc. Roy. Soc. Qld 21: 16. Type locality: Woody Point, Moreton Bay, Queensland.


Bray, D.J. 2020


Atlas of Living Australia

Jameson's Seaperch, Hypoplectrodes jamesoni Ogilby 1908


Heemstra, P.C. & Randall, J.E. 1999. Family Serranidae. pp. 2442-2548 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 4 pp. 2069-2790.

Johnson, J.W. 1999. Annotated checklist of the fishes of Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 43(2): 709-762.

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)

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

Ogilby, J.D. 1908. On new genera and species of fishes. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 21: 1-26 See ref at BHL

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CAAB Code:37311097


Depth:10-50 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:12 cm TL


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