Tiger Flathead | Neoplatycephalus richardsoni

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Common Name: Tiger Flathead
Species Name: Neoplatycephalus richardsoni

The Tiger Flathead is also known as the King Flathead, Flatty, Lizard, Trawl Flathead and Deep Sea Flathead. The Tiger Flatheads body colour varies it may be reddish brown or a lighter brown with greyish blotching, the belly area is white. The body is covered with small dark red brown and pinkish orange spots and several dark bands maybe present. The dorsal fin is spinney and covered with small spots and a distinctive brownish spot is present on the tail. The pectoral and pelvic fins are sandy with light brown spots. The Tiger Flathead grows up to approximately 60cm in length and around 3kg however fish up to 50cm are more commonly caught.

New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia

Medium Tackle

Prawns, Squid, Octopus, Pilchard, Mullet, Yellowtail, Garfish and Slimy Mackerel
Tiger Flathead Size and Bag Limits

Please Note: Bag limits, minimum and maximum lengths are subject to change and review by your State Fisheries Department.


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