Common Name: Northern Sand Flathead
Species Name: Platycephalus arenarius
The Northern Sand Flathead is also known as Sand Flathead and Flagtail Flathead. The Sand Flatheads body colour is generally brown to sandy brown with dark blotches or mottling depending on habitat and covered with small spots that maybe off white to pinkish in appearance. The most distinctive feature of the Sand Flathead is the caudal fin which is white in appearance with three black bars across the top and two broader bars across the lower part of the tail. The Sand Flathead is one of Australia’s smaller flathead growing to approximately 45cm in length with catches up to 1kg commonly taken.
New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia
Small minnows, Soft Plastics and Saltwater Fly
Garfish, Pilchards, Mullet, Whiting, Prawns, Yabbies and Squid.
Northern Sand Flathead Size and Bag Limits
Please Note: Bag limits, minimum and maximum lengths are subject to change and review by your State Fisheries Department.