Aploactisoma milesii, Melbourne, VIC, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Aploactisoma milesii, Adult, Melbourne, VIC, Photo: Antonia Cooper
Aploactisoma milesii, Jervis Bay, NSW, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Aploactisoma milesii, Batemans Bay, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Reasonably common species in southern Australia but is not often seen because of its cryptic appearance. It lives among broken rock bottom, sponges and seagrasses, and is most abundant in deep estuaries.
Max Size: 23 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 11.6-23.1°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef, Seagrass
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (4% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney