Fish ID: Half-banded Seaperch

Rockcod grouper half banded seaperch hypoplectrodes maccullochii nsw hp
Family Grouper (SERRANIDAE)
species Hypoplectrodes maccullochii
size Up to 120cm
locality Shallow estuaries to offshore reefs
behaviour In loose groups in shallow reefs
range Southern west coast of Australia

Reddish-brown with in-distinct white spacings between the dark bands across the back; looks vaguely persecuted.