Horseshoe Leatherjacket

Meuschenia hippocrepis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

A common fish found around the area with colourful markings it is a great species to watch in the water and as with most leather jackets they are OK to eat

How to identify Meuschenia hippocrepis?

A striking and easily recognised leatherjacket with a distinct horseshoe-shaped marking on the midside. Males are much more brightly-coloured than females, and adults also have two pairs of curved spines on each side of the caudal peduncle

What habitats does Meuschenia hippocrepis live in?

Reef associated

What is the distribution of Meuschenia hippocrepis?

Endemic to southern and western Australia, from Wilsons Promontory, Victoria to about Shark Bay, Western Australia, including northern Tasmania.

How big does Meuschenia hippocrepis grow?

60 cm TL

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