Platycephalus longispinis, Port Stephens, NSW, Photo: Tom Davis
Very long spine on the lower side of the head and a line of about six white spots amidst the orange-brown speckling on the upper sides of the body. This flathead is common off clean sand beaches along the mid New South Wales coast.
Max Size: 38 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 15.5-23.7°C
Habitat: Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Common (25% 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