Spinytail Leatherjacket, <i>Acanthaluteres brownii</i> Click to enlarge image
A Spinytail Leatherjacket photographed on a night dive at 'The Bluff', Encounter Bay on the eastern side of Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia, 27 January 2012. Image: David Muirhead
© David Muirhead

Fast Facts

  • Size Range
    It grows to 46 cm in total length.


The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information. Source: Atlas of Living Australia.


  1. Gomon, M.F., Bray, D. & R.H. Kuiter (Eds). 2008. The Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Reed New Holland. Pp. 928.