Dark rounded body with blotches and trellis-like markings on the upper surface that can be difficult to discern on some animals, particularly those in shallow water.
Max Size: 70 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 11.1°C-22.6°C
Depth: 1-50 m
Habitat: Rocky Reef, Seagrass, Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Infrequent (7% 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