Local common name:
19.7 cm [max to 59.3 cm]
130 gm [max to 3.2 kg]
20 to 110 m
Yes but seldom seen. This fish was caught during my offshore trip, in Horsburgh waters on 28/6/03.
Coastal waters, sandy bottoms near reefs. Feeds on fishes & crustaceans.
Large dark spots on 3rd dorsal to 6 or 7th fins. Several dark blotches on upper back, sometimes indistinct[similar to the pic, only one was visible]
Dorsal spines:12, rays:13-14; Anal spines:3, rays:7
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