Family: Kyphosidae, the sea chub family.
Size: 35-40 cm
Distribution: The southern coasts of Australia, from the southern parts of WA to the western half of Victoria. Mainly a coastal species.
Habitat: Usually lives deep in Victoria but in South Australia can be found below jetties. Juveniles are often found just below the tidal zone.
About the Moonlighter
The Moonlighter is closely related to the Mado and the Stripey. Though it can be sometimes confused with butterflyfishes.
Habits: The Moonlighter is solitary and secretive on reefs.
Photo taken at Sydney Aquarium, Sydney, NSW, Australia. High Resolution 2178 x 1356.
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