The Scribbled Leatherjacket is olive brown, pale brown or grey with fine bright blue lines and spots. The head and body also have numerous small black spots amongst the blue lines. Juveniles are yellowish brown with dark spots. The body is elliptical and strongly laterally compressed. The snout is concave, and the tail is rounded.
length to 1.1m. Weight to 2.5kg.
The Scribbled Leatherjacket is found in lagoons and seaward reefs around coastal slopes and reef drop-offs. Usually found in water about 20m deep. Juveniles shelter in weed rafts in the open ocean.
Feeds on algae, sea grass, hydrozoans, gorgonians, anemones
Found in warmer waters around the world. In Australia it is found in tropical waters to the southern Great Barrier Reef.
|Common Name:||Scribbled Leatherjacket|
Relatives in same Genus
Unicorn Leatherjacket (A. monoceros)