Othos dentex (Cuvier, 1828)
Harlequin fish
photo by CSIRO

Family:  Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets), subfamily: Anthiinae
Max. size:  75 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range - 30 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: Endemic to Australian waters (South Australia and Western Australia).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found on rocky reefs (Ref. 9563). Feeds on various small fish (Ref. 2156).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 01.08.95
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 15.09.95

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