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Moonlighter (fish)

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Kyphosidae
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Perciformes
Class  Actinopterygii
Genus  Tilodon Thominot, 1881
Rank  Species
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Similar  Atypichthys, Neatypus obliquus, Perciformes, Girella zebra, Scorpidinae

The moonlighter, Tilodon sexfasciatus, is a species of sea chub endemic to southern Australia, where adults can be found on rocky reefs to depths of 120 m (390 ft). Juveniles are found in much shallower waters of coves and estuaries. This species grows to 40 cm (16 in) TL. This fish is commercially important and can also be found in the aquarium trade. This species is the only known member of its genus.

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Moonlighter (fish) Wikipedia


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