Tiger Flathead

Platycephalus richardsoni Castelnau, 1872

A greyish-brown flathead with many small orange to reddish-orange spots, and often several large greyish blotches along the midsides. The fins are spotted, and the caudal fin is mostly dusky, especially the outer middle part, with a few small faint dusky blotches dorsally.

Head large, flattened with low, mostly spineless ridges; mouth large with very large canine teeth in jaws; angle of gill cover with two strong, spines of similar size

A big factor in being to identify this species is the colour of the fish and a mouth full of sharp teeth

How to identify Platycephalus richardsoni?

What habitats does Platycephalus richardsoni live in?

Found on sandy and silty bottoms at depths of 20-430 m

What is the distribution of Platycephalus richardsoni?

Endemic to continental shelf and slope of south-eastern Australia, from off Coffs Harbour (New South Wales) to the Investigator Strait (South Australia), including Bass Strait and Tasmania.

How big does Platycephalus richardsoni grow?

Can grow to around 70cm and 3kg

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