Fishes of Port Phillip Bay

This guide is intended to assist with identification of bony and cartilaginous fish species found in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia. The guide represents species with one or more recorded iNaturalist observations within the bay, and is not an exhaustive list; species not listed may still ...more ↓

Short-finned Eel 1
Anguilla australis
Longfinned Worm Eel 2
Scolecenchelys breviceps
Southern Conger 3
Conger verreauxi
Bridled Goby 1
Arenigobius bifrenatus
Halfbridled Goby 4
Arenigobius frenatus
Striped Sandgoby 5
Acentrogobius pflaumii
Sculptured Goby 5
Callogobius mucosus
Southern Longfin Goby 6
Favonigobius lateralis
Chameleon Goby 7
Tridentiger trigonocephalus
Yellowfin Goby 9
Acanthogobius flavimanus
Hinsby's Goby 10
Nesogobius hinsbyi
Girdled Goby 7
Nesogobius maccullochi
Sailfin Goby 10
Nesogobius pulchellus
Glover's Tasmangoby 11
Tasmanogobius gloveri
Australasian Snapper 12
Chrysophrys auratus
Black Bream 3
Acanthopagrus butcheri
Silverbelly 7
Parequula melbournensis
King George Whiting 5
Sillaginodes punctatus
Pilotfish 7
Naucrates ductor
Silver Trevally 12
Pseudocaranx georgianus
Skipjack trevally 13
Pseudocaranx wrighti
Yellowtail Scad 14
Trachurus novaezelandiae
Spotted Flounder 10
Ammotretis lituratus
Longsnout Flounder 8
Ammotretis rostratus
Greenback Flounder 15
Rhombosolea tapirina
Bass Strait Flounder 16
Arnoglossus bassensis
Snook 17
Sphyraena novaehollandiae
Common Galaxias 18
Galaxias maculatus
Marblefish 7
Aplodactylus arctidens
Magpie Perch 19
Pseudogoniistius nigripes
Blue Morwong 20
Nemadactylus valenciennesi
Banded Morwong 1
Chirodactylus spectabilis
Dusky Morwong 5
Dactylophora nigricans
Bastard Trumpeter 14
Latridopsis forsteri
Old Wife 5
Enoplosus armatus
Sea Sweep 7
Scorpis aequipinnis
Banded Sweep 14
Scorpis georgiana
Silver Sweep 21
Scorpis lineolata
Australian Mado 14
Atypichthys strigatus
Moonlighter 5
Tilodon sexfasciatus
Silver Drummer 22
Kyphosus sydneyanus
Rock Blackfish 12
Girella elevata
Luderick 7
Girella tricuspidata
Zebrafish 23
Girella zebra
Broad Duckbill 24
Enigmapercis reducta
Blacktip Bullseye 14
Pempheris affinis
Bigscale Bullseye 14
Pempheris multiradiata
Elongate Bullseye 23
Parapriacanthus elongatus
Longfin Pike 12
Dinolestes lewini
Longsnout Boarfish 7
Pentaceropsis recurvirostris
Short Boarfish 5
Parazanclistius hutchinsi
Southern Roughy 7
Trachichthys australis
Scalyfin 3
Parma victoriae
Alison's Blue Devil 25
Paraplesiops alisonae
Southern Blue Devil 26
Paraplesiops meleagris
Southern Hulafish 27
Trachinops caudimaculatus
Tasmanian Blenny 28
Parablennius tasmanianus
Oyster Blenny 3
Omobranchus anolius
Common Triplefin 29
Forsterygion lapillum
Bighead Threefin 17
Trianectes bucephalus
Clark's Threefin 7
Trinorfolkia clarkei
Southern Crested Weedfish 5
Cristiceps australis
Adelaide Weedfish 30
Heteroclinus adelaidae
Kelp Weedfish 26
Heteroclinus eckloniae
Ogilby's Weedfish 31
Heteroclinus heptaeolus
Johnston's Weedfish 7
Heteroclinus johnstoni
Kuiters Weedfish 16
Heteroclinus kuiteri
Common Weedfish 7
Heteroclinus perspicillatus
Rosy Weedfish 32
Heteroclinus roseus
Longnose Weedfish 7
Heteroclinus tristis
Wilson's Weedfish 16
Heteroclinus wilsoni
Frosted Snake Blenny 17
Ophiclinus gabrieli
Slender Snake Blenny 32
Sticharium dorsale
Barracouta 33
Thyrsites atun
Australian Herring 23
Arripis georgiana
Western Australian Salmon 11
Arripis truttacea
Wood's Siphonfish 11
Siphamia cephalotes
Southern Cardinalfish 35
Vincentia conspersa
Ocean Leatherjacket 36
Nelusetta ayraud
Bridled Leatherjacket 14
Acanthaluteres spilomelanurus
Toothbrush Leatherjacket 37
Acanthaluteres vittiger
Southern Pygmy Leatherjacket 38
Brachaluteres jacksonianus
Gunn's Leatherjacket 7
Eubalichthys gunnii
Mosaic Leatherjacket 14
Eubalichthys mosaicus
Brownstriped Leatherjacket 39
Meuschenia australis
Yellowstriped Leatherjacket 21
Meuschenia flavolineata
Sixspine Leatherjacket 5
Meuschenia freycineti
Bluelined Leatherjacket 5
Meuschenia galii
Horseshoe Leatherjacket 5
Meuschenia hippocrepis
Velvet Leatherjacket 1
Meuschenia scabra
Yellowfin Leatherjacket 40
Meuschenia trachylepis
Rough Leatherjacket 12
Scobinichthys granulatus
Whitebarred Boxfish 3
Anoplocapros lenticularis
Shaw's Cowfish 5
Aracana aurita
Ornate Cowfish 11
Aracana ornata
Starry Toadfish 11
Arothron firmamentum
Prickly Toadfish 32
Contusus brevicaudus

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