Neosebastes pandus, Adult, Rapid Bay, South Australia, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Differs from the common gurnard perch in having larger pectoral fins extending well past the start of the anal fin. It is usually a darker colour than the common gurnard perch, with small black spots on the head and upper body.
Max Size: 50 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 17.5-22.7°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef, Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Frequent (10% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Few (4 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney