The Mosaic Leatherjacket is a deep-bodied fish with a strong dorsal spine above the eyes, narrow gill openings and minute scales. The juvenile Mosaic Leatherjacket is known to live in the shallow waters of estuaries, while adults are found on deep offshore reefs.
Deep Bodied Leatherjacket, Deepbodied Leatherjacket, Dinnerplate Leatherjacket. Identification
Adults are blue to brownish-grey with yellowish-brown stripes and blotches. All the fins are blue-green. Juveniles are yellow to brown and patterned with wavy blue to grey lines and orange-bordered brown blotches.
The Mosaic Leatherjacket grows to at least 60 cm in length.
It has a widespread distribution around the southern half of Australia.
Pacific Spiny Lumpsucker