This species is often smaller, but appears practically identical to T. imitata - and is best distinguished based on location (this species only found in South Australia and Western Australia). It differs from T. testacea in lacking the small dorsal fin on the tail. Most commonly seen in shallow sheltered bays near seagrass beds.
Max Size: 37 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 11.6-22.6°C
Habitat: Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Infrequent (6% 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.