Velvet Leatherjacket

Meuschenia scaber Forster 1801

A pale brown, greyish, or whitish leatherjacket, usually with large dark blotches, and 2-3 dark diagonal bars radiating forward from the eye to the underside of the head. Males have a narrow blackish submarginal bar on the tail.

How to identify Meuschenia scaber?

What habitats does Meuschenia scaber live in?

Rocky weedy areas from the shore to at least 60 m deep

What is the distribution of Meuschenia scaber?

Cape Naturaliste, Western Australia, to Sydney, New South Wales, and around Tasmania. Also New Zealand

How big does Meuschenia scaber grow?

Can grow to around 32cm

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