Meuschenia freycineti (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Six-spined leatherjacket
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Monacanthidae (Filefishes)
Max. size:  60 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 1 - 100 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: southern Australia, from southern Western Australia to New South Wales and Tasmania.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Adults occur on the continental shelf while juveniles are found in estuaries and shallow bays (Ref. 9563).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 17 July 2017 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 11.08.95

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