Sunrise Perch, Caprodon schlegelii (Günther 1859)

A Sunrise Perch, Caprodon schlegelii, at Izu Ocean Park, Japan. Source: Izuzuki / License: CC by Attribution

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Sunrise Perch, Caprodon schlegelii (Günther 1859)

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Bernier Island, Western Australia (and possibly south to Rottnest Island), around the tropical north to NE of Hinchinbrook Island, Queensland. and possibly south to Sydney, New South Wales. Elsewhere the species occurs the Coral Sea, Japan, Taiwan and the South China Sea. Occurs over sandy and rocky areas on deep reefs.


Dorsal fin X, 19-21; Anal fin III, 7-8; Pectoral fin 16-17; Caudal fin 17 (9 + 8); Gill rakers 29-33 (8-10 + 21-24); Lateral line scales 55-61; Circum-peduncular scales 28-29.


Often taken in trawls.

Species Citation

Anthias schlegelii Günther 1859, Catalogue of the Fishes in the British Museum, Vol. 1: 93. Type locality: Japan.


Bray, D.J. 2019


Atlas of Living Australia

Sunrise Perch, Caprodon schlegelii (Günther 1859)


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CAAB Code:37311096

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:60-302 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:35 cm TL

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