Southern Blue Devil (Paraplesiops meleagris)

Also known as Blue Devil, Blue Devilfish, Devilfish, Longfin, Spiny Basslet, Southern Blue Devilfish, Western Blue Devil

Description

Also known as Blue Devil, Blue Devilfish, Devilfish, Longfin, Spiny Basslet, Southern Blue Devilfish, Western Blue Devil.

Found singly, pairs or in small schools, during the day sheltering in caves, crevices and under ledges of inner and outer rocky reefs, dispersing at night to feed over the reef.
They feed nocturnally on crustaceans, small fish and molluscs.
Length - 33cm
Depth - 2-45m
Eastern Indian Ocean - Australia

Devilfish are recognised by their long fins, are very secretive and usually found in caves under ledges or crevices of reefs. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Paraplesiops-meleagris.html

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