Sharphead Perch, Lepidoperca magna Katayama & Fujii 1982

A Sharphead Perch, Lepidoperca magna, from the Norfolk Ridge south of Norfolk Island in the Tasman Sea. Source: NORFANZ Founding Parties. License: All rights reserved

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Sharphead Perch, Lepidoperca magna Katayama & Fujii 1982

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Coral Sea north of the Cato Reef, Queensland, to seamounts off Kiama, New South Wales, and the Norfolk Ridge, south of Norfolk Island in the Tasman Sea. Elsewhere the species occurs off New Zealand.


The specific name magna is from Latin (large), in reference to the large size of this species.

Species Citation

Lepidoperca magna Katayama & Fujii 1982, Japanese Journal of Ichthyology 29(3): 250. Type locality: Norfolk Ridge, south-western Pacific Ocean. 


Bray, D.J. 2018


Australian Faunal Directory

Sharphead Perch, Lepidoperca magna Katayama & Fujii 1982


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Katayama, M. & Fujii, E. 1982. Two new species of the anthiine genus Lepidoperca from Australia and New Zealand. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology 29(3): 241-252. DOI: access

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

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Roberts, C.D. 1989. A revision of New Zealand and Australian orange perches (Teleostei; Serranidae) previously referred to Lepidoperca pulchella(Waite) with description of a new species of Lepidoperca from New Zealand. Journal of Natural History23(3): 557-589

Roberts, C.D. 2015. 166 Family Serranidae, pp. 1178-1199. In Roberts, C.D., Stewart, A.L. & Struthers, C.D. (eds) The Fishes of New Zealand. Wellington : Te Papa Press Vol. 4 pp. 1153-1748.

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CAAB Code:37311103

Depth:308-375 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:27 cm SL

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