(J. R. Forster, 1801)
The smooth leatherjacket or velvet leatherjacket, Meuschenia scaber, is a filefish of the family Monacanthidae, found off eastern Australia and all around New Zealand to depths of about 100 m, on rocky weedy reef areas. Its length is between 25 and 35 cm. In New Zealand it is simply known as leatherjacket as it is the only fish of this family commonly found there.
Cape Naturaliste, Western Australia, to Sydney, New South Wales, and around Tasmania. Also New Zealand.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Meuschenia scaber.|
- "Meuschenia scaber". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 19 March 2006.
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Meuschenia scaber" in FishBase. January 2006 version.
- Tony Ayling & Geoffrey Cox, Collins Guide to the Sea Fishes of New Zealand, (William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1982) ISBN 0-00-216987-8
|This Perciformes article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|