Goldribbon Soap Fish

The Goldribbon Soap fish (Aulacocephalus temminckii), is a large marine fish of the grouper family, found in the Indo-Pacific oceans from South Africa to Japan, and New Zealand where it is at its southernmost limit. Its depth range is between 65 and 400 feet. It inhabits caves and crevices in rocky reefs.

The body coloring is deep blue, with a yellow band on each side from the snout through the eye and along the back to the caudal fin. Its length is between 10 and 15.75 inches. They eat crustaceans, other fish, and octopus.