Southern Bluespotted Flathead

Platycephalus speculator Klunzinger, 1872

It is a common species of flathead found around the southern coast and offshore islands of Australia.

One of the best eating fish common either caught from boat or shore a very popular target species

How to identify Platycephalus speculator?

A large sandy to dark brown or greyish flathead it has a paler bottom and few irregularly-shaped blue or white blotches, and 3-5 large roundish dark spots on its tail.

What habitats does Platycephalus speculator live in?

It Inhabits sandy areas and weed beds in shallow coastal waters, especially shallow protected bays, to a depth of about 30 m

What is the distribution of Platycephalus speculator?

Coastal waters of southeastern Australia

How big does Platycephalus speculator grow?

Can grow to at least 90cm and around 8kg.

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