Blackhead Leatherjacket, Pervagor melanocephalus Click to enlarge image
A Blackhead Leatherjacket caught at a depth of 25 m, Tijou Reef, Cape York, Queensland, 22 February 1979. Image: Doug Hoese
© Australian Museum

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  • Classification
    Species
    melanocephalus
    Genus
    Pervagor
    Family
    Monacanthidae
Blackhead Leatherjacket, Pervagor melanocephalus
A Blackhead Leatherjacket caught at a depth of 25 m, Tijou Reef, Cape York, Queensland, 22 February 1979. Image: Doug Hoese
© Australian Museum

A Blackhead Leatherjacket caught at a depth of 25 m, Tijou Reef, Cape York, Queensland, 22 February 1979.

The fish was collected during the Far North Queensland Expedition in 1979 (FNQ 79-86). It is now registered in the Australian Museum Ichthyology Collection (AMS I.20779-003).