Parsley Bay and Surrounds Fishes

Fishes sighted at Parsley Bay and surrounds in southern Sydney Harbour (supplemented with 20+ years of personal observational data from Rob Hitchen).

Sieve-patterned Moray 1
Gymnothorax cribroris
Australian Green Moray 2
Gymnothorax prasinus
Krefft's Frillgoby 3
Bathygobius krefftii
Eastern Longfin Goby 4
Favonigobius lentiginosus
Hoese's Sandgoby 5
Istigobius hoesei
Immaculate Glidergoby 6
Valenciennea immaculata
Monofin Dartfish 7
Ptereleotris monoptera
Keyhole Angelfish 8
Centropyge tibicen
Threadfin Butterflyfish 9
Chaetodon auriga
Dusky Butterflyfish 10
Chaetodon flavirostris
Gunther's Butterflyfish 11
Chaetodon guentheri
Bluespine Unicornfish 10
Naso unicornis
Eyestripe Surgeonfish 10
Acanthurus dussumieri
Yellowmask Surgeonfish 10
Acanthurus mata
Dusky Surgeonfish 12
Acanthurus nigrofuscus
Orangeblotch Surgeonfish 7
Acanthurus olivaceus
Convict Surgeonfish 13
Acanthurus triostegus
Spotted Sawtail 14
Prionurus maculatus
Australian Sawtail 15
Prionurus microlepidotus
Black Rabbitfish 16
Siganus fuscescens
Yellowtail Kingfish 17
Seriola lalandi
Silver Trevally 14
Pseudocaranx georgianus
Yellowtail Scad 3
Trachurus novaezelandiae
Largetooth Flounder 3
Pseudorhombus arsius
Smalltooth Flounder 3
Pseudorhombus jenynsii
Peppered Sole 18
Aseraggodes lenisquamis
Southern Peacock Sole 3
Pardachirus hedleyi
Rock Cale 19
Aplodactylus lophodon
Eastern Kelpfish 17
Chironemus marmoratus
Red Morwong 18
Morwong fuscus
Eastern Morwong 14
Goniistius vestitus
Grey Morwong 14
Nemadactylus douglasii
Old Wife 20
Enoplosus armatus
Silver Sweep 17
Scorpis lineolata
Australian Mado 18
Atypichthys strigatus
East-Australian Stripey 18
Microcanthus joyceae
Silver Drummer 21
Kyphosus sydneyanus
Rock Blackfish 14
Girella elevata
Luderick 3
Girella tricuspidata
Eastern Striped Grunter 18
Pelates sexlineatus
Blacktip Bullseye 18
Pempheris affinis
Smallscale Bullseye 18
Pempheris compressa
Bigscale Bullseye 18
Pempheris multiradiata
Longfin Pike 14
Dinolestes lewini
Southern Roughy 3
Trachichthys australis
Coral Sea Gregory 22
Plectroglyphidodon gascoynei
Immaculate Damsel 18
Mecaenichthys immaculatus
White-ear 18
Parma microlepis
Girdled Scalyfin 17
Parma unifasciata
Bicolor Chromis 7
Pycnochromis margaritifer
Barrier Reef Chromis 23
Chromis nitida
Bengal Sergeant 24
Abudefduf bengalensis
Scissortail Sergeant 25
Abudefduf sexfasciatus
Indo-Pacific Sergeant Major 26
Abudefduf vaigiensis
Neon Damselfish 14
Pomacentrus coelestis
Yellowfin demoiselle 24
Chrysiptera flavipinnis
Eastern Hulafish 2
Trachinops taeniatus
Port Jackson Glassfish 3
Ambassis jacksoniensis
Horned Blenny 17
Parablennius intermedius
Yellow Sabretooth Blenny 24
Petroscirtes fallax
Brown Sabretooth Blenny 27
Petroscirtes lupus
Piano Fangblenny 18
Plagiotremus tapeinosoma
Ringscale Threefin 18
Enneapterygius atrogulare
Yellow Crested Weedfish 17
Cristiceps aurantiacus
Southern Crested Weedfish 28
Cristiceps australis
Rosy Weedfish 29
Heteroclinus roseus
Banded Weedfish 3
Heteroclinus whiteleggii
Australian Bonito 3
Sarda australis
Bluefish 30
Pomatomus saltatrix
Fourline Cardinalfish 31
Ostorhinchus doederleini
Broad-banded Cardinalfish 23
Ostorhinchus fasciatus
Sydney Cardinalfish 14
Ostorhinchus limenus
Eastern Gobbleguts 18
Vincentia novaehollandiae
Ocean Leatherjacket 19
Nelusetta ayraud
Toothbrush Leatherjacket 2
Acanthaluteres vittiger
Southern Pygmy Leatherjacket 32
Brachaluteres jacksonianus
Mosaic Leatherjacket 18
Eubalichthys mosaicus
Yellowstriped Leatherjacket 17
Meuschenia flavolineata
Sixspine Leatherjacket 18
Meuschenia freycineti
Yellowfin Leatherjacket 27
Meuschenia trachylepis
Fanbelly Leatherjacket 5
Monacanthus chinensis
Rough Leatherjacket 14
Scobinichthys granulatus
Yellow Boxfish 33
Ostracion cubicum
Eastern Smooth Boxfish 34
Anoplocapros inermis
Weeping Toadfish 32
Torquigener pleurogramma
Scalytail Toadfish 3
Torquigener squamicauda
Clown Toby 18
Canthigaster callisterna
White-spotted Puffer 34
Arothron hispidus
Smooth Toadfish 3
Tetractenos glaber
Common Toadfish 18
Tetractenos hamiltoni
Globefish 35
Diodon nicthemerus
Threebar Porcupinefish 22
Dicotylichthys punctulatus
Spotted Grubfish 18
Parapercis ramsayi
Cloud Wrasse 36
Halichoeres nebulosus
Indo-Pacific Bluehead Wrasse 7
Thalassoma amblycephalus
Moon Wrasse 37
Thalassoma lunare
Eastern King Wrasse 38
Coris sandeyeri
Gunther's Wrasse 18
Pseudolabrus guentheri
Luculent Wrasse 23
Pseudolabrus luculentus
Eastern Blue Groper 14
Achoerodus viridis

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