Kyphosus sydneyanus (G√ľnther, 1886)
southern silver drummer
Kyphosus sydneyanus, southern silver drummer

family Kyphosidae - drummers

The southern silver drummer, Kyphosus sydneyanus, is silvery with black tail and a distinctive black spot below the pectoral fin base. It feeds mainly on algae and invertebrates.

Distribution =   southern Australia, NSW to central WA
Max size =   75cms