The Blackbanded Seaperch can be recognised by its colouration. It is yellow with six dark bands on the body and caudal peduncle. There are several diagonal bands on the head.
The Blackbanded Seaperch is a benthic species that is usually seen on inshore rock reefs, often upside down in caves.
The species is endemic to Australia, occurring from southern Queensland to the central coast of Victoria.
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