Paraplesiops bleekeri, Jervis Bay, NSW, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Paraplesiops bleekeri, Adult, Jervis Bay, NSW, Photo: Antonia Cooper
Paraplesiops bleekeri, Jervis Bay, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Localised, Temperate Australasia
Similar shape to the western blue devil but with three broad white bands down the body and yellow markings at the base of the tail and on the fins. It lives in much the same habitat as the western blue devil but is less abundant, and is now fully protected in New South Wales.
Max Size: 40 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 15.3-23.2°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (9% 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: Solitary (1 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