A blackish to greenish brown leatherjacket, with a large yellow or orange blotch on the tail base, often continued as a yellow stripe along the midsides.
Males have a patch of fine bristles and two pairs of large spines on the tail base. Females and juveniles lack the bristles and the spines are small to minute. To 30 cm long.
These leatherjackets are often seen in pairs.
Coastal reefs, particularly those offshore, in depths of 1-30 m.
Large dorsal spine could punture skin.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed