Other Names: Cockatoo Fish, Cocky, Joey, Rock Cocky, Sea Carp, Crinodus lophodon.
Size: To 35 cm
Distribution: The Rock Cale occurs in shallow coastal waters from northern New South Wales to northern Victoria.
Status: Least concern. No known major threats to this species.
Habitat: The Rock Cale is a very common fish in the exposed shores of the central New South Wales coast. It occurs from the surface down to about 10 m depth, often in the exposed intertidal surf zone.
References: Australian Museum,
Field Marks: Juvenile rock cales have an obvious "ear spot".