Species recorded so far Abundance and comments Usual depth Habitat Water column
Port Jackson Shark Probably uncommon. At least 1.5m Rocky, weedy, sandy or seagrass areas. Crevices On or near the sea floor
Sparsely Spotted Stingaree Moderately uncommon but difficult to find due to its habit of partially burying its self in sand. At least 0.5m Rocky, weedy, sandy or seagrass areas. On or near the sea floor
Australian Anchovy Sometimes extremely abundant. Forms huge shoals. An important prey species for larger fish and penguins. At least 2m Mostly open areas above seagrass, sand or low rocks. Midwater
Yelloweye Mullet Very common 0 – 3m All habitats. Usually close to shore. On or near the sea floor, midwater or surface.
Tasmanian Blenny Abundant. 0 – 2m Near the shore. Shelters among rocks and plants adjacent to sandy areas. On or near the sea floor
Dusky Morwong Moderately common At least 3m Around rocks, plants, sponges, seagrass etc On or near the sea floor or midwater
Yellowfin Goby Uncommon. Introduced 1 – 3m Near the shore. Shelters among rocks and plants adjacent to sandy areas. On or near the sea floor
Bridled Goby Uncommon. 1 – 3m Near the shore. Shelters among rocks and plants adjacent to sandy areas. On or near the sea floor
Trident Goby Moderately common.Introduced. 0 – 2m
Hinsby’s Goby Probably uncommon common. 0 – 1m Near the shore. Shelters among rocks and plants adjacent to sandy areas. On or near the sea floor
Zebrafish Moderately common 2 – 4m Around large boulders and crevices. Midwater
Little Weed Whiting Common 1 – 3m Shelters amongst dense plant growth, sponges and rocks. On or near the sea floor
Bigscale Bullseye Probably uncommon. 2 – 4m Around large boulders and crevices. Midwater
Black Bream Moderately common 0 – 4m Seagrass, sand or scattered rocks On or near the sea floor ro midwater
Snapper Moderately common 0 – 4m Juveniles shelter in seagrass. Adults can be seen in more open sandy areas with scattered rocks, plants, sponges etc. On or near the sea floor to midwater
Southern Bluespotted Flathead Moderately common 0.5 – 4m Open sandy areas, often near seagrass. On or near the sea floor
Globefish Moderately common. Can be difficult to find due to its habit of hiding in crevices. 1 – 3m Weedy areas with boulders and crevices. On or near the sea floor or midwater
Smooth Toadfish Abundant and conspicuous. Often caught by Silver Gulls. 0.5 – 3m All habitats. Usually close to shore. On or near the sea floor, midwater or surface.
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