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Magpie Perch

Scientific Name: Cheilodactylus nigripes

Description: The Magpie Perch is common reef fish in the Marine Sanctuary with two broad black bands on the body and a band on the head through the eye, while juveniles may have a reddish tail.

Magpie Perch feed by sucking up sediment from the bottom and extracting small invertebrates, releasing clouds of sand into the water through their gills.

Type: Bony Fish
Where to find: Subtidal Reefs
Size: 40cm