Toothbrush Leatherjacket

Acanthaluteres vittiger (Castelnau, 1873)

Males can be recognised by the patch of bristles on the sides of the body. Females and juveniles lack these bristles

Males are blackish-blue to brown with many blue lines and spots, and a broad pale band from the eye to a large toothbrush-like patch of bristles on the side. Females are yellowish-brown to brown usually with scattered pale blotches and darker brown spots on the sides. The caudal peduncle lacks spines

How to identify Acanthaluteres vittiger?

What habitats does Acanthaluteres vittiger live in?

The Toothbrush Leatherjacket lives in a range of habitats from shallow seagrass beds to rocky reefs at depths around 40 m

What is the distribution of Acanthaluteres vittiger?

Temperate marine waters of Australia from the central coast of New South Wales around the south of the country to south-western Western Australia

How big does Acanthaluteres vittiger grow?

Grows up to around 32cm

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