Brachirus nigra, Jervis Bay, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Brachirus nigra, Jervis Bay, NSW, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Brachirus nigra, Coffs Harbour, NSW, Photo: Ian Shaw
Oval shape with tail connected to dorsal and anal fins, light grey to black upper surface, body with mucous coating. Pectoral fin often dark brown to black. This species is moderately common in estuaries and coastal bays
Max Size: 35 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 14.7-25.1°C
Habitat: Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Widespread (100% 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