Plectorhinchus caeruleonothus, the blue bastard, is a species of grunt discovered in Australia. The fish is blue when adult. It is found in north Australia and was previously considered to be legendary which existed only in fishermen tales. The fish is very difficult to catch. Plectorhinchus caeruleonothus was identified through several features unique to it, such as a distinctive pattern on juveniles and small nostrils. The fish likely evolved its tough ways to survive the many sharks and crocodiles that share its habitat in reef waters off northern Australia.
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