Scobinichthys granulatus

Rough leatherjacket
Scobinichthys granulatusScobinichthys granulatus, adult, Bermagui, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Scobinichthys granulatusScobinichthys granulatus, Flinders Island, TAS, Photo: Graham Edgar
Scobinichthys granulatusScobinichthys granulatus, Jervis Bay, NSW, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Scobinichthys granulatusScobinichthys granulatus, Port Stephens, NSW, Photo: Tom Davis
Scobinichthys granulatusScobinichthys granulatus, Ulladulla, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
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Scobinichthys granulatus
Scobinichthys granulatus
Scobinichthys granulatus
Scobinichthys granulatus
Scobinichthys granulatus


Temperate Australasia


Coarse skin with fine filaments, large dorsal spine, extendable flap of skin on the belly, and a characteristic pattern on the tail fin. The body pattern is somewhat variable, but often includes a dark patch above and just behind the pectoral fin and a network of small polygonal blotches.


Max Size: 30 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 11.6-23.3°C

Depth: N/A

Habitat Generalization Index: 6.73

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Frequent (16.1% 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: Few (2 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

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