Spinytail Leatherjacket

Acanthaluteres brownii

Acanthaluteres brownii - Spinytail Leatherjacket
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Size: 45 cm

Distribution: SA coastal and gulf waters west of the Coorong

Habitat: Seagrass beds, rocky reef

Depth: Subtidal to 10+ metres

Acanthaluteres brownii - Spinytail Leatherjacket

This large leatherjacket species can be found in seagrasses and rocky reef environments. Males have a row of horizontal blue stripes behind their eye, but their colouration is variable, from yellowish-green to blue-grey with a dark red caudal peduncle. Females are generally a drab green, the blue stripes much more muted.

Further Reference

Fishes of Australia