Footballer Sweep, Neatypus obliquus Waite 1905

Other Names: Western Footballer

Footballer Sweeps, Neatypus obliquus, on Horseshoe Reef, Jurien Bay, Western Australia. Source: Graham Edgar / Reef Life Survey. License: CC BY Attribution


Body beep, compressed with six yellow brown-edged diagonal bands.

Footballer Sweep commonly form large schools around deeper offshore reefs in southern Western Australia. They are very inquisitive and will come quite close to divers at times.

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Dianne J. Bray, Neatypus obliquus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 23 Mar 2023,

Footballer Sweep, Neatypus obliquus Waite 1905

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Occurs only in Australia, around rocky reefs from Flinders Island, South Australia, to Shark Bay, Western Australia.


Dianne J. Bray

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CAAB Code:37361002

Depth:10-200 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:24 cm TL


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