Rock Flathead

Platycephalus laevigatus Cuvier, 1829

A greenish to pale brown flathead with darker bands along the back, a broken mid-lateral stripe and a yellow tail covered in dusky spots. Some individuals have a spotted or marbled pattern. The Rock Flathead has a small, narrow, slightly flattened head, and the upper spine on the corner of the gill cover is longer than the lower spine

This species of flathead is a more slender or narrow bodied species compared to others this together with the head shape and features enable an easy identification of this species.

How to identify Platycephalus laevigatus?

What habitats does Platycephalus laevigatus live in?

Sand and seagrass beds in shallow bays

What is the distribution of Platycephalus laevigatus?

Southern Australia from NSW to SA including Tasmania

How big does Platycephalus laevigatus grow?

Can grow up to around 50cm more usally up to around 35cm

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