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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Marine Habitats

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    Source: Australian National Fish Collection Images
    Image by: B. Hutchins, Western Australian Museum
    Rights: B. Hutchins, Western Australian Museum


The Rough Leatherjacket has a compressed body, an acutely pointed snout and a small mouth. It is covered with coarse scales that make the skin very rough to touch. source: Australian Museum Factsheets

Online resources

Australian Museum Factsheets
Description, Distribution, Morphology
Australian National Fish Collection Images
Authoritative image, Images, Occurrence record
Encyclopedia of Life
Description, Images, Occurrence record
Marine Life Society of South Australia
Images, Occurrence record
Museum Victoria provider for OZCAM
Images, Occurrence record
Port Phillip Marine Life
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Reef Life Survey Images
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Seafood Services Australia
CAAB Code, Author

Species Lists

RLS profile v3
Abundance: 2.137
Behaviour: This leatherjacket is common in seagrass beds and on estuarine reefs in southern Australia and is particularly abundant in NSW
Commercial_Uses: None, other than trivial captures for aquarium trade
Common_Name: Rough leatherjacket;
Depth: 0–30 m
Description: The rough leatherjacket has a coarse skin with fine filaments, large dorsal spine, extendable flap of skin on the belly, and a characteristic pattern on the tail fin. The body pattern is somewhat variable, but often includes a dark patch above and just behind the pectoral fin and a network of small polygonal blotches
Distribution: Shark Bay, WA, to Maroochydore, Qld, and northern Tas.
Frequency: 3.199
Habitat: Sheltered and moderately exposed reef, seagrass
IUCN_Threat_status: Not assessed
Invasive: Not known to be invasive
Max_size: 300 mm
Range: 1401.812
Threats: Seagrass habitat decline
South Australian Fish from the AFD

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Scobinichthys granulatus


Synonyms Source
Balistes granulata White, 1790 White, 1790
Published in: White, J. 1790. Journal of a Voyage to New South Wales with sixty-five plates of non-descript animals, birds, lizards, serpents, curious cones of trees and other natural productions London : Debrett pp. 299 pp. 65 pls
Monacanthus perulifer Castelnau, 1872 Castelnau, 1872
Published in: Castelnau, F.L. de 1872. Contribution to the ichthyology of Australia. 2. Note on some South Australian fishes. Proc. Zool. Acclim. Soc. Vict. Vol. 1 pp. 243-248
Monacanthus brunneus Castelnau, 1873
Published in: Castelnau, F.L. de 1873. Contribution to the ichthyology of Australia. 6. Notes on fishes from Knob Island. Proc. Zool. Acclim. Soc. Vict. Vol. 2 pp. 98-109
Monacanthus brunneus Castelnau, 1873 Castelnau, 1873
Monacanthus margaritifer Castelnau, 1873 Castelnau, 1873
Published in: Castelnau, F.L. de 1873. Contribution to the ichthyology of Australia. 4. Fishes of South Australia. Proc. Zool. Acclim. Soc. Vict. Vol. 2 pp. 59-82
Monacanthus obscurus Castelnau, 1875 Castelnau, 1875
Published in: Castelnau, F.L. de 1875. Researches on the fishes of Australia. Intercolonial Exhibition Essays. 2. pp. 1–52 in, Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition of 1876 : Official Record. Melbourne
Monacanthus daemelii Günther, 1876 Günther, 1876
Published in: Günther, A. 1876. Remarks on fishes, with descriptions of new species in the British Museum, chiefly from southern seas. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. Ser. 4 Vol. 17 (43) pp. 389-402
Monacanthus santijoanni Castelnau, 1878 Castelnau, 1878
Published in: Castelnau, F.L. de 1878. Australian fishes, new or little known species. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. Ser. 1 Vol. 2 (3) pp. 225-248 pls 1-2
Tantalisor pauciradiatus Whitley, 1947 Whitley, 1947
Published in: Whitley, G.P. 1947. New sharks and fishes from Western Australia. Part 3. Aust. Zool. Vol. 11 (2) pp. 129-150 figs 1-3 pl. 11

Common Names

Common name Source
Rough Leatherjacket
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Working classification

Scobinichthys granulatus  Recorded in Australia

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