Parapriacanthus elongatus, Adelaide, SA, Photo: Graham Edgar
Occurs in large schools in deep water but is more often seen by divers in the shallows around jetties. The species has a more slender appearance than other temperate bullseyes, and lacks scales on the base of the anal fin.
Max Size: 14 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 13.3-23.3°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef
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: Large aggregations (154 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