Eastern kelpfish

The large kelpfish, Chironemus marmoratus, is a kelpfish of the genus Chironemus, found in southern Australia, and between North Cape and East Cape on the North Island of New Zealand, in depths down to 30 m.

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The Eastern kelpfish lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 0 - 30 m environment.

Eastern Kelpfish can easily be distinguished from Rock Cale as they have a pointed snout and bulging eyes compared to the Rock Cale More

Eastern Kelpfish are from a small family that are closely related to Hawkfish, however they lack the tufts on the end of the dorsal fin spines that are typical of Hawkfish. Eastern Kelpfish are found in temperate Australian waters on the east coast including all of NSW. More

while the eastern kelpfish has a more pointy-head. Divers and snorkellers more commonly see the rock cocky, perhaps because line fishers don't often catch it. More

commonly referred to as the Large Kelpfish or Eastern Kelpfish and is a member of the ‘Kelpfishes’ family Chironemidae. The body is olive-grey coloured with pale spots covering the entire body and head. More

Common names

Eastern kelpfish in English
Hiwihiwi in English
Hiwihiwi in Maori (te reo Māori)
kelpfish in English
Large kelpfish in English
云斑丝鳍 in Mandarin Chinese
云斑丝鳍 in Unknown
雲斑絲鰭 in Mandarin Chinese
雲斑絲鰭 in Unknown

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Chironemidae
Genus : Chironemus
Species : Chironemus marmoratus
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