Cleidopus gloriamaris De Vis 1882
pineapplefish, knight fish
Cleidopus gloriamaris, pineapplefish

family Monocentridae - pinapplefishes

The Pineapple fish, Cleidopus gloriamaris, has a round body, covered by yellow to orange, plate like scales.There are heavy backward pointing spines on the plates and black lines between them. The red patch on the face is a light organ. It is greenish in juveniles. The light is produced by symbiotic bacteria. Pineapple fish feed mainly at night on small shrimp.

Distribution =   Endemic - southern Qld to central NSW, sepatate population in WA
Max size =   25cms