Chrysophrys auratus (Forster, 1801)

Body deep, compressed; dorsal fin long based; scales covering space between the eyes; jaws with peg-like teeth at the front and molars at the rear. Adults develop a hump-headed appearance with age. Silvery-pink to pinkish-red with small bright blue spots.

Note: This species was previously known as Pagrus auratus some places including the Tasmanian Governments sites are still listing it as this

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What habitats does Chrysophrys auratus live in?

Widespread on rocky reefs in bays and along the coast, in depths of up to 200m

What is the distribution of Chrysophrys auratus?

New Zealand and Australia including around Tasmania

How big does Chrysophrys auratus grow?

Can grow to around 1.3m

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