Johnston's Weedfish

Heteroclinus johnstoni (Saville-Kent, 1886)

The largest fish in this family it is variable in colour from mottled brown to reddish with large lobed nasal tentacles, irregular bars on the body extending onto the dorsal and anal fins and each enclosing a large black spot (each surrounded by yellow to yellowish-brown ring) along the back, and a whitish patch extending from the eye onto the cheek.

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What habitats does Heteroclinus johnstoni live in?

Can be found amoungst reef structures often in higher turblances areas than other weedfish

What is the distribution of Heteroclinus johnstoni?

Southeastern Australia from Victoria to South Australia including Tasmania

How big does Heteroclinus johnstoni grow?

Can grow to around 40cm

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