Tasmanian Perch, Lepidoperca tasmanica Norman 1937


A Tasmanian Perch, Lepidoperca tasmanica, in Fiordland, New Zealand. Source: Paddy Ryan / http://www.ryanphotographic.com/. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
A pale perch with about 12 wavy red stripes following the scale rows along the side, blackish blotches on the membranes between the dorsal-fin spines, a pinkish-red head that is white below, a dark ring around upper half of the eye, and a diffuse red spot on the caudal peduncle. The species has  three flattened spines on the operculum (the uppermost may be hidden by skin).

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Bray, D.J. 2018, Lepidoperca tasmanica in Fishes of Australia, accessed 14 Jul 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/1712

Tasmanian Perch, Lepidoperca tasmanica Norman 1937

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Distribution

East coast of Tasmania; also in New Zealand. Usually inhabits deep reefs.

Species Citation

Lepidoperca tasmanica Norman 1937, Report of the British, Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition 1(2): 54. Type locality: off Tasmania, Australia.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2018

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Tasmanian Perch, Lepidoperca tasmanica Norman 1937

References


Francis, M. 2001. Coastal fishes of New Zealand. An identification guide. 3rd. Ed. Auckland : Reed Books, 103 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. 

Norman, J.R. 1937. Fishes. Report of the British, Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition 1(2): 49-88 figs 1-11 

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 History 23(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.

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.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37311038

Depth:10-370 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:20 cm TL

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