The marblefish or southern seacarp, Aplodactylus arctidens, is a marblefish of the genus Aplodactylus, found in south eastern Australia, and around New Zealand, in depths down to 40 m.

The Marblefish lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 0 - 40 m , usually 0 - 15 m environment.

The notchheaded marblefish, Aplodactylus etheridgii, is a marblefish of the genus Aplodactylus, found between North Cape and East Cape on the North Island of New Zealand, in depths down to 40 m. Their length is between 35 and 40 cm. More

marblefish The marblefish is also known as the southern seacarp, and is found around New Zealand coasts as well as some areas of south eastern Australia. They are sometimes mistaken for the hiwihiwi, being much the same in size, shape and colour. More

body colour as the Marblefish but is covered with small white spots and a distinctive series of larger white patches in two rows on each side of the back. There is also a definite red tinge around the gill opening, mouth and eyes. More

notch-head marblefish (Aplodactylus etheridgii) and in the rear a few blackspot goatfish (Parupeneus spilurus) , with painted moki hovering above. Out of view above, five lionfish clinging to the wall. Notice how the marblefish is much more brown coloured than the NZ variety. More

common marblefish but is much less common and does not occur in coastal waters. It is found further north at the Kermadec Islands. Its skin pattern is made up of perfectly round dots and it has a bump (notch) on its head. More

Common names

Kehe in Maori (te reo Māori)
Keke in English
Kelpies in English
Marbled kelpfish in English
Marblefish in English
Sea carp in English
Southern seacarp in English
Stinky groper in English
叉牙指 in Chinese (中文)
叉牙指 in Mandarin Chinese
直齒鷹 in Mandarin Chinese
直齒鷹 in Unknown
直齿鹰 in Mandarin Chinese
直齿鹰 in Unknown

Order : Perciformes
Family : Aplodactylidae
Genus : Aplodactylus
Species : Aplodactylus arctidens
Authority : Richardson, 1839