Little Weed Whiting

Neoodax balteatus (Valenciennes, 1840)

A greenish to brownish or bluish weed whiting. Juveniles and females are greenish to brown becoming pale below, with a dark midlateral stripe from the snout tip to the tail base. Males are reddish-brown or bluish with red and blue wavy lines on the head and blue fin margins

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What habitats does Neoodax balteatus live in?

Preferring sheltered areas such as estuaries and also on rocky reefs and in seagrass beds

What is the distribution of Neoodax balteatus?

Southern Australian coast, from NSW to WA including Tasmania

How big does Neoodax balteatus grow?

Can grow to around 16cm

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