Fish ID: Sergeant Baker

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Family Sergeant Baker (AULOPIDAE)
species Aulopus purpurissatus
size Up to 60cm
locality Rocky reefs
behaviour Resting on substrate on ventral fins
range Globally in the temperate zone

Usually identified by their position: sitting very still, but moves fast when it does move. Toad-like head with eyes on top, soft spined dorsal fin, variegated red/pale body.