Bluelined-hulafish2
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Plesiopidae
Genus:Trachinops
Species:brauni

Description: Bluelined hulafish are also known as Braun’s hulafish. They have a dark blue elongated body with an iridescent blue stripe running horizontally from head to tail. The underside is white. They have a small rounded head and a pointed tail.

Size: These small fish reach lengths of three inches (8 cm).

Behavior: The Bluelined hulafish is a schooling fish and can be found in large numbers. Their common name, hulafish, refers to their undulating swimming motion.

Diet: This fish feeds on zooplankton.

Reproduction: Females produce a large egg mass that is guarded by the male parent until hatching.

Habitat/range: These fish are found in the subtropical waters of Australia.

Status: This species is not evaluated for IUCN Red List