Comet (species: Calloplesiops altivelis) in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Calloplesiops altivelis

©Anne Hoggett: Calloplesiops altivelis in a shallow cavern near Turtle Beach, Lizard Island. Poor photo in awkward position, head is at right, facing camera.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Plesiopidae
Genus Calloplesiops
Species Calloplesiops altivelis



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 13 cm (length according to Allen et al, 2003)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.