What wildlife could be expected to develop on the ex-HMAS Adelaide scuba dive wreck near Terrigal and Avoca beaches?

The environmental reports that examined the affect of the sinking of the ex-HMAS Adelaide off Avoca beach on the NSW Central Coast as a recreational dive wreck examined the fish of sandy areas and fish of rocky areas close to the wreck.

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Sepia apama - Giant Australian Cuttlefish. Courtesy of Flickr member Flashard66

The fish of sandy areas were examined in an earlier post, but this post examines the fish that may occur on the wreck of the ex-HMAS Adelaide after scuttling off Avoca Beach. The information has been taken from the Flora and Fauna report conducted as part of the scuttling of the ex-HMAS Adelaide environmental assessment by Cardno Ecology Lab.

Fish Found in Rocky areas near the location of where the ex-HMAS Adelaide is due to be scuttled off Avoca Beach near Terrigal on the NSW Central Coast of Australia.

Common
Name
Family
Species
CEPHALOPODA
(SQUIDS AND CUTTLEFISHES)
Australian
Giant cuttlefish
Sepiidae Sepia apama
Southern
Calamari
Loliginidae Sepioteuthis
australis
CHONDRICHTHYES
(CARTILAGINOUS FISHES)
Crested
Horn Shark
Heterodontidae Heterodontus galeatus
Port
Jackson Shark
Heterodontidae Heterodontus
portusjacksoni
Blind
Shark
Brachaeluridae Brachaelurus
waddi
Shovelnose
Ray
Rhinobatidae Aptychotrema
sp.
Southern
Fiddler Ray
Rhinobatidae Trygonorrhina
fasciata
Stingaree Urolophidae
sp.
Urolophidae
sp.
Southern
Eagle Ray
Myliobatidae Myliobatis
australis
OSTEICHTHYES
(BONY FISHES)
Yellow
(or Green) Moray Eel
Muraenidae Gymnothorax prasinus
Sergeant
Baker
Aulopidae Aulopus purpurissatus
Beardie Moridae Lotella rhacina
Nannyga Berycidae Centroberyx
affinis
Red
Rockcod
Scorpaenidae Scorpaena cardinalis
Eastern
Wirrah
Serranidae Acanthistius
ocellatus
Blackbanded
Seaperch
Serranidae Hypoplectrodes
annulatus
Half-banded
Seaperch
Serranidae Hypoplectrodes
maccullochi
Eastern
Hulafish
Plesiopidae Trachinops
taeniatus
Long-finned
Pike
Dinolestidae Dinolestes
lewini
White
trevally
Carangidae Pseudocaranx
dentex
Yellowtail
horse mackerel
Carangidae Trachurus novaezelandiae
Australasian
snapper
Sparidae Pagrus auratus
Bluestriped
Goatfish
Mullidae Upeneichthys
lineatus
Bullseye Pempheridae Pempheris sp
Australian
Mado
Scorpididae Atypichthys
strigatus
Southern
Silver Drummer
Kyphosidae Kyphosus sydneyanus
Silver
Sweep
Scorpididae Scorpis lineolata
Old
Wife
Enoplosidae Enoplosus armatus
One-spot
Puller
Pomacentridae Chromis hypsilepis
Immaculate
Damsel
Pomacentridae Mecaenichthys
immaculatus
White
Ear
Pomacentridae Parma microlepis
Red
Morwong
Cheilodactylidae Cheilodactylus
fuscus
Blue
Morwong
Cheilodactylidae Nemadactylus
douglasi
Eastern
Blue Groper
Labridae Achoerodus
viridis
Pigfish Labridae Bodianus unimaculatus
Crimson-banded
Wrasse
Labridae Notolabrus
gymnogenis
Maori
wrasse
Labridae Ophthalmolepis
lineolata
Senator
Wrasse
Labridae Pictilabrus
laticlavius
Herring
cale
Odacidae Odax cyanomelas
Spotted
grubfish
Pinguipedidae Parapercis
ramsayi
Black
Reef Leatherjacket
Monacanthidae Eubalichthys
bucephalus
Mosaic
Leatherjacket
Monacanthidae Eubalichthys
mosaicus
Yellow-striped
leatherjacket
Monacanthidae Meuschenia
flavolineata
Six-spine
Leatherjacket
Monacanthidae Meuschenia
freycineti
Velvet
Leatherjacket
Monacanthidae Meuschenia
scaber
Yellow-finned
Leatherjacket
Monacanthidae Meuschenia
trachylepis
Ocean
Leatherjackets
Monacanthidae Nelusetta ayraudi
Blue-lined Goatfish

Blue-lined Goatfish (Upeneichthys lineatus) by Richard Ling - Flickr

PHOTO CREDITS
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/rling/ / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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