Tosia magnifica, Hobart, TAS, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Tosia magnifica, Port Davey, TAS, Photo: Antonia Cooper
Tosia magnifica, Cape Barren, Photo: Graham Edgar
Tosia magnifica possesses 8-20 plates along each side of the body (in contrast to the six plates of T. australis). T. magnifica is particularly abundant in sheltered bays throughout Tasmania and Victoria. In South Australia and Western Australia this species is only found in deep water.
Max Size: 9 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 9.1-21.2°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef, Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Frequent (15% 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