Sergeant Bakers are quite common sightings in Sydney. They are usually perched on rocks or on the sand with their heads held high and can blend in well with their surroundings. The common name for this order of fish is 'Grinners' which seems obvious once you see them. They really do have quite a cute permanent smile.
Sergeant Bakers are named after Governor Phillip's orderly sergeant, William Baker, one of the first white settlers who came to Australia on the transport ship Charlotte.
Gender Identification: Male Sergeant Bakers have a long strand at the start of their dorsal fins, whereas females have a more evenly shaped dorsal fin. This has been illustrated in the pictures below.