Eubalichthys bucephalus (Whitley, 1931)
Black reef leatherjacket
photo by CSIRO

Family:  Monacanthidae (Filefishes)
Max. size:  50 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; brackish; marine; depth range 10 - 250 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: southern Australia, from southern Western Australia to New South Wales.
Biology:  Occurs on the continental shelf (Ref. 9563). Observed in pairs, secretly moving about in and out of holes among boulders (Ref. 9002).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 17 July 2017 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 11.08.95

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