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Mosaic leatherjacket

Eubalichthys mosaicus

Mosaic leatherjacket washed up on Richardsons Beach, Freycinet Peninsula November 2012

Weight 1.500kg
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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