Glyptauchen panduratus, Jervis Bay, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Glyptauchen panduratus, Port Phillip Bay, VIC, Photo: Paul Tinkler
Glyptauchen panduratus, Adult, Port Phillip Bay, VIC, Photo: Antonia Cooper
Highly distinctive head. It is possibly common on rubbly bottom but is rarely noticed because the shape and colour pattern provide excellent camouflage.
Max Size: 20 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 11.7-22.6°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (4% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney