Bovichtus angustifrons Regan, 1913

The Dragonet is a small, temperate water fish that has large spines projecting back from the rear of the head. Juvenile dragonet have a drab grey-brown appearance, making them difficult to see in rockpools and on the shallow reefs where they live. Adults generally live in caves in deeper water and often have a bright red background colouration, which blends in with nearby coralline algae-encrusted rock.

How to identify Bovichtus angustifrons?

What habitats does Bovichtus angustifrons live in?

It is found in a range of habitats including rocky reefs, tide pools and wharf pilings in temperate marine waters

What is the distribution of Bovichtus angustifrons?

From southern New South Wales to the central coast of South Australia and throughout coastal Tasmania

How big does Bovichtus angustifrons grow?

Can grow to around 28 cm whilst smaller individuals are more common

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