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Mosaic leatherjacket

Eubalichthys mosaicus

Juvenile Eubalichthys mosaicus (Mosaic leatherjacket), Maria Island, Tasmania.

Weight 0.020kg
Depth 6m
Eubalichthys mosaicus

About this species

Generally found within temperate waters and mostly confined to Australia, the leatherjackets are identified by a long spine over the eye and leathery skin. JUVENILES: Look for a rounded body and bright yellow and orange patches with blue lines. ADULTS: The body elongates in the adult form and the orange/yellow spots occurring at juvenile stages become black and blue patches become pale. Read more…

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