Common Gurnard Perch

Neosebastes scorpaenoides Guichenot, 1867

Robust head and body, tapering toward tail base; head rather smooth, armed with low spines, eyes large; anterior dorsal-fin spines very long, only connected at base; pectoral fins large, not reaching beyond anal fin origin; underside of lower jaw with many tiny pores on either side. Greyish to mottled red above with 3 diffuse darker saddle-like bands, underside pale; spinous dorsal fin with 2 dark blotches.

Dangerous:Venomous spines can inflict mild to severe pain

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What habitats does Neosebastes scorpaenoides live in?

Hard bottom areas in bays and along the coast, in depths of 1-180 m

What is the distribution of Neosebastes scorpaenoides?

Southern Australia

How big does Neosebastes scorpaenoides grow?

Can grow to around 40cm

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