Aulopus purpurissatus Richardson 1843
sergeant baker
Aulopus purpurissatus, sergeant baker

Aulopidae - grinners

Pictured above is a male Sergeant Baker, Aulopus purpurissatus. Males can be recognised by the very long fin ray on the front of the dorsal fin.
Sergeant bakers are often found resting on the bottom perched on their ventral fins.

Distribution =   southern Australia
Max size =   60cms