Fish of Australia - Australian Sea and Freshwater Fishes

Fish of Australia - Australian Sea and Freshwater Fishes

This page shows some fish that can be found in Australia and in coastal waters around Australia. Click on the pictures to show more information about each of the different fishes.

This section of the site is quite new and I will add more animals as I get around to it, and add more information about the fish that are there already.

NOTE: The fish are listed in order of size, from smallest to largest.

Pyjama Cardinalfish
Sphaeramia nematoptera

Size: To 8.5 cm

Pyjama Cardinalfish - Sphaeramia nematoptera - Fish of Australia - Australian Sea and Freshwater Fishes

Eastern Hulafish NEW
Trachinops taeniatus

Size: 10 cm

Eastern Hulafish - Trachinops taeniatus - Fish of Australia - Australian Sea and Freshwater Fishes

Ocellaris Clownfish
Amphiprion ocellaris

Size: To 11 cm

Ocellaris Clownfish - Amphiprion ocellaris - Fish of Australia - Australian Sea and Freshwater Fishes

Red Sea Urchin NEW
Mesocentrotus franciscanus

Size: To about 12-13 cm across.

Red Sea Urchin - Mesocentrotus franciscanus - Fish of Australia - Australian Sea and Freshwater Fishes

Stripey NEW
Microcanthus strigatus

Size: 16 cm

Stripey - Microcanthus strigatus - Fish of Australia - Australian Sea and Freshwater Fishes

Bengal Sergeant NEW
Abudefduf bengalensis

Size: To 17 cm

Bengal Sergeant - Abudefduf bengalensis - Fish of Australia - Australian Sea and Freshwater Fishes

Copperband Butterflyfish
Chelmon rostratus

Size: Up to 20 cm

Copperband Butterflyfish - Chelmon rostratus - Fish of Australia - Australian Sea and Freshwater Fishes

Black & White Butterflyfish
Heniochus acuminatus/diphreutes

Size: 15-25 cm

Black & White Butterflyfish - Heniochus acuminatus/diphreutes - Fish of Australia - Australian Sea and Freshwater Fishes

Scissortail Sergeant NEW
Abudefduf sexfasciatus

Size: To 22 cm

Scissortail Sergeant - Abudefduf sexfasciatus - Fish of Australia - Australian Sea and Freshwater Fishes

Scribbled Angelfish NEW
Chaetodontoplus duboulayi

Size: To 28 cm

Scribbled Angelfish - Chaetodontoplus duboulayi - Fish of Australia - Australian Sea and Freshwater Fishes

Silver Scat NEW
Selenotoca multifasciata

Size: To 28 cm

Silver Scat - Selenotoca multifasciata - Fish of Australia - Australian Sea and Freshwater Fishes

Blue Tang NEW
Paracanthurus hepatus

Size: To 31 cm

Blue Tang - Paracanthurus hepatus - Fish of Australia - Australian Sea and Freshwater Fishes

Pot-bellied Seahorse NEW
Hippocampus abdominalis

Size: Up to 35 cm, the largest seahorse in Australia and one of the largest in the world.

Pot-bellied Seahorse - Hippocampus abdominalis - Fish of Australia - Australian Sea and Freshwater Fishes

Rock Cale NEW
Aplodactylus lophodon

Size: To 35 cm

Rock Cale - Aplodactylus lophodon - Fish of Australia - Australian Sea and Freshwater Fishes

Moonlighter NEW
Tilodon sexfasciatus

Size: 35-40 cm

Moonlighter - Tilodon sexfasciatus - Fish of Australia - Australian Sea and Freshwater Fishes

Lionfish
Pterois volitans/miles

Size: 38 cm

Lionfish - Pterois volitans/miles - Fish of Australia - Australian Sea and Freshwater Fishes

Eastern Rock Blackfish NEW
Girella elevata

Size: To 62 cm

Eastern Rock Blackfish - Girella elevata - Fish of Australia - Australian Sea and Freshwater Fishes

Silver Bream NEW
Acanthopagrus australis

Size: 66 cm

Silver Bream - Acanthopagrus australis - Fish of Australia - Australian Sea and Freshwater Fishes

Common Sydney Octopus NEW
Octopus tetricus

Size: Body to 80cm, arm span to 2 metres!

Common Sydney Octopus - Octopus tetricus - Fish of Australia - Australian Sea and Freshwater Fishes

Golden Trevally NEW
Gnathanodon speciosus

Size: 120 cm

Golden Trevally - Gnathanodon speciosus - Fish of Australia - Australian Sea and Freshwater Fishes

Whitetip Reef Shark
Triaenodon obesus

Size: Usually under 1.6 m

Whitetip Reef Shark - Triaenodon obesus - Fish of Australia - Australian Sea and Freshwater Fishes

Blacktip Reef Shark
Carcharhinus melanopterus

Size: Up to 1.6 metres

Blacktip Reef Shark - Carcharhinus melanopterus - Fish of Australia - Australian Sea and Freshwater Fishes

Giant Trevally NEW
Caranx ignobilis

Size: 170 cm

Giant Trevally - Caranx ignobilis - Fish of Australia - Australian Sea and Freshwater Fishes

Leopard Shark
Stegostoma fasciatum

Size: To 2.5 m

Leopard Shark - Stegostoma fasciatum - Fish of Australia - Australian Sea and Freshwater Fishes

Shark Ray NEW
Rhina ancylostoma

Size: To 2.7 m

Shark Ray - Rhina ancylostoma - Fish of Australia - Australian Sea and Freshwater Fishes

Green Sawfish
Pristis zijsron

Size: Up to 7.3 metres

Green Sawfish - Pristis zijsron - Fish of Australia - Australian Sea and Freshwater Fishes

See Also

Australian Mammals
Australian Frogs
Australian Spiders and their Faces
Australian Birds
Australian Reptiles

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