Atherinason hepsetoides, Bicheno, TAS, Photo: Graham Edgar
Large number of scales along the back. It also differs in behaviour from other species as it lives in depths to 30 m during the day, moving up into the shallows to feed at night.
Max Size: 9 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 12.1-20.2°C
Habitat: Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Widespread (100% 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 (1,050 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