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Latropiscis purpurissatus (Richardson, 1843)

A deep reddish to purplish ambush predator with a pearly to yellowish-white underside, yellow fins with variable crimson, red, orange and brown blotches and spots, and orange to crimson eyes. Adult males have greatly elongated rays in the first dorsal fin.  This ambush predator is usually seen perching on the bottom.

How to identify Latropiscis purpurissatus?

What habitats does Latropiscis purpurissatus live in?

Bays and coastal reefs down to depths of 250 m

What is the distribution of Latropiscis purpurissatus?

Southern Australia

How big does Latropiscis purpurissatus grow?

Can grow to around 68cm

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