Southern Blue Devil

Paraplesiops meleagris

Paraplesiops meleagris - Southern Blue Devil
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Size: 35 cm

Distribution: All SA coastal and gulf waters

Habitat: Crevices and overhangs in rocky reef

Depth: Subtidal from 3+ metres

This large plesiopid fish is one of the most spectacular fish species found in South Australia, with its dark colouration and electric blue fins combined with its long trailing anal and dorsal fins. It is usually encountered in caves and under ledges and grows to about 35cm long.