Rock Ling

Genypterus tigerinus Klunzinger 1872

A motttled greyish ling, with prominent dark spots or blotches, broadly banded or spotted pectoral fins, pale pelvic fins, and blackish dorsal, anal and caudal fins with a narrow margin. Large adults are almost black.

To id this species look at the shape of the body the markings although ,ay be absent in larger fish and the whiskers under the bottom jaw

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What habitats does Genypterus tigerinus live in?

Restricted to estuaries, shallow bays and coastal reefs. Found on the continental shelf and slope

What is the distribution of Genypterus tigerinus?

Southern Australian coastal waters from WA to NSW including Tasmania

How big does Genypterus tigerinus grow?

Can grow to around 120cm

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