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Tomato Rock Cod, colour. Cephalophosis sonnerati. Grant's "Guide to Fishes" (1965) p.49 and 66 | by Queensland State Archives
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Tomato Rock Cod, colour. Cephalophosis sonnerati. Grant's "Guide to Fishes" (1965) p.49 and 66

Artwork by George Coates

 

The Tomato Rockcod is a deep-bodied species with a hump-headed appearance. It is red to orange-red or brown, sometimes with brown, red or white spots. It grows to about 58 cm in length.

 

The species occurs in the Indo-West and Central Pacific regions. It is a benthic species that occurs in coral reef and tropical inshore waters at depths from about 30 m to 100 m. In Australia, it is found in tropical waters from the central coast of Western Australia to southern Queensland.

 

Description source:

Australian Museum

 

View the original image at the Queensland State Archives:

Queensland State Archives, Item ID ITM791957

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