Common Weedfish

Heteroclinus perspicillatus (Valenciennes, 1836)

Well-camouflaged bottom-dwelling fishes with reduced finger-like pelvic fins located under the rear of the head, the dorsal fin with a long-based spinous portion joined to a short soft-rayed portion, and the head adorned with slender orbital tentacle having a number of lobes. Large black spot present below first dorsal fin on each side.

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What habitats does Heteroclinus perspicillatus live in?

Amongst rocks, seagrass and algae in bays, tides pools and along the coast in depths of 0-10 m

What is the distribution of Heteroclinus perspicillatus?

South-eastern Australia, including western and central Victoria and Tasmania

How big does Heteroclinus perspicillatus grow?

Can grow to around 20cm

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