South Australian cobbler

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South Australian cobbler
Gymnapistes marmoratus.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Tetrarogidae
Genus: Gymnapistes
Swainson, 1839
Species: G. marmoratus
Binomial name
Gymnapistes marmoratus
(G. Cuvier, 1829)

The South Australian cobbler, Gymnapistes marmoratus, often just called "cobbler" in Australia, is a brown coloured fish that lives in estuaries in southern Australia, both on the eastern (New South Wales) and western (Western Australia - near Perth) coasts. Its dorsal fin's spines are envenomed.

This species lies motionless through the day, becoming active at night, when the smaller ones eat shrimp and crabs, while the larger cobblers eat other fish. They spawn in August and September.

Another cobbler is an unrelated species of catfish, also found in Australia.[clarification needed] Some species of Trachinotus are also called "cobblers" in the Caribbean.


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