The Blotched Jawfish is tropical species that occurs around Australia's northern coast from north-western Western Australia to Mackay, Queensland. This fish extends the known range of the species south to Gladstone
Thank you to Jeff Johnson for identifying the fish.
Anterior view of a Blotched Jawfish in an aquarium. The fish was caught on hook and line (lure) at the entrance to the marina, Gladstone, Queensland, September 2015.