The Barred Grubfish is endemic to Australia and is usually found on sandy and rubbly sea beds, occurring in temperate marine waters.
The Barred Grubfish is an elongate slightly compressed fish with a large mouth and a long based dorsal fin. The body is reddish above, whitish below and has seven to nine blackish bands dorsally that fade on the side of the body. Alternate bands are sometimes narrower. The fins are yellow with orange lines.
It is usually found on sandy and rubbly sea beds at depths from 45 m to 200 m.
This species is endemic to Australia, occurring in temperate marine waters from southern Queensland to Kangaroo Island, South Australia.
The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information. Source: Atlas of Living Australia.
- Kuiter, R.H. 2000. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Gary Allen. Pp. 437.
- Kuiter, R.H. in Gomon, M.F., Glover, C.J.M. & R.H. Kuiter (Eds). 1994. The Fishes of Australia's South Coast. State Print, Adelaide. Pp. 992.