Eastern Pomfred

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The Eastern Pomfred (Schuettea scalaripinnis) is endemic to the waters of south eastern Australia as this is the only region that it has been recorded from. It is known to occur from southern Queensland down to the south coast of New South Wales. It is a member of the ‘Silver Batfishes’ family Monodactylidae. A similar species Schuettea woodwardi can be found at a similar latitude in Western Australia. The body is coloured silver whilst the upper section is coloured yellow/gold along the dorsal fin extending onto the tail fin. This is a schooling fish species and aggregations can be found in coastal bays, rocky reefs and offshore islands. The Eastern Pomfred (Schuettea scalaripinnis) grows to a maximum length of approximately 20cm.

Family: Monodactylidae

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