The Blue Drummer is found off the coast of New South Wales around offshore islands and reefs.
The Blue Drummer can be recognised by its blue colouration with yellow spots. The blue changes to grey-green after death.
It is uncommon on the coast preferring offshore islands and reefs.
The Blue Drummer is known from New South Wales marine waters.
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.
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- Roughley, T.C. 1916. Fishes of Australia and their Technology. Department of Education, New South Wales. Technical Education Series No. 21. Pp. 296.