Achoerodus viridis, Blue Groper

This section is designed to assist in the identification of fish larvae from temperate Australia, in particular NSW. It provides taxonomic descriptions of fish larvae and reference material for temperate fish species.

Glossary and figures

An extensive glossary of fish terms and figures to help you with the identification of larval fishes

Larval Fish Resources

A list of the primary references for identifing the larval fishes of temperate Australia as well as Larval Fish Research at the Australian Museum


Larval descriptions of Aploactinidae: Velvetfishes


Larval description of Monodactylidae: Diamondfishes, Moonfishes and Silver Batfishes

Adult Fishes

Fishes show a startling variety of body forms and behaviours.