Bastard Trumpeter
Latridopsis forsteri

Summary

Body moderately deep, tail base narrow; dorsal and anal fins low, dorsal fin deeply notched; caudal fin deeply forked; pectoral fin bluntly pointed, upper rays longest. Head and body silvery-grey with greenish-brown to coppery-coloured markings and irregular lines on upper sides. Fins brownish with dark margins.


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Habitat

Adults usually occur in small numbers over sandy areas near exposed reefs, although large schools numbering thousands have been seen by divers. Small pelagic juveniles, called 'paper fish', are compressed and transparent, and form schools over shallow rocky reefs.

Distribution

New Zealand and south-eastern Australia

Size

Maximum total length 65 cm

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