Girella elevata Macleay, 1881
Black drummer
Girella elevata
photo by Schulz, S.

Family:  Kyphosidae (Sea chubs), subfamily: Girellinae
Max. size:  62 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 25 m
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: Australia and New Zealand.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 14-16; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 11-12
Biology:  Large schools form in the vicinity of rocky outcrops and in harbors under jetties. Juveniles found in estuaries, mainly in seagrass areas. Secretive during the day, among rocks and hiding in caves and ledges (Ref. 9002). A popular angling fish in southern Queensland and New South Wales (Ref. 33839).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 10.02.99
Modified by: Froese, Rainer - 02.04.04
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 02.04.04

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