Silverside Weedfish, Cristiceps argyropleura Click to enlarge image
A Silverside Weedfish at a depth of 3 m, Parsley Bay, Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, 13 Nov 2010. Image: Richard Vevers
© Underwater Sydney

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    argyropleura
    Genus
    Cristiceps
Silverside Weedfish, Cristiceps argyropleura
A Silverside Weedfish at a depth of 3 m, Parsley Bay, Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, 13 Nov 2010. Image: Richard Vevers
© Underwater Sydney

A Silverside Weedfish at a depth of 3 m, Parsley Bay, Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, 13 Nov 2010.

The species has a triangular first dorsal fin that is attached to the second dorsal fin by a membrane. The first dorsal fin spine is positioned above the eye, not distinctly in front of it on the snout.