Sand flathead

The Sand flathead lives in the demersal, brackish, marine, depth range - 100 m environment.

Size - The northern sand flathead is one of the smaller species of flathead, growing to a maximum length of 45cm (approx. 0.7kg). Characteristics - The northern sand flathead has a pale brown body speckled with pinkish-red spots. More

The sand flathead is a small species, generally not exceeding 45cm (less than one kilogram). At sexual maturity they are 26-27cm in length. More

Sand flathead have a long and narrow body with broad, flattened head. They are pale brown or mottled colour above and white below with occasional reddish brown spots along sides. There is a distinctive black spot on the tail. More

This was the first stock assessment of sand flathead in Port Phillip Bay since March 2000. Since then, the angler diary program has added to the ongoing information base provided by PIRVic’s commercial fishery monitoring, creel survey and annual Port Phillip Bay trawl survey programs. More

During the 1990s, there were concerns that sand flathead numbers were in decline and that the average size of the fish had decreased. These concerns prompted a MAFRI scientists to examine the population dynamics of sand flathead in Port Phillip Bay. More

Sand Flathead can grow to approximately 3kg and 45cm. Distribution New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia. More

Sand Flathead ( Platycephalus bassensis ) = Sand Flathead | Platycephalus bassensis photo Sand Flathead (Platycephalus bassensis). Fairy Bower, Manly, NSW Image by Richard Ling - Some rights reserved. More

Sand Flathead are found in southern VIC (including TAS), coastal QLD and southern WA. Catching a Sand Flathead - Sand flathead prefer shallow marine waters of 15 to 25m in depth. More

as a rule of thumb, the best sand flathead bags will be taken in cleaner water adjacent to the flood "plume", or around river mouths after the main flush of fresh water has diminished in volume, and salinity levels are on the rise again. More

Sand Flathead have been found at depths of up to 100 metres. More

Sand flathead at Rye, Victoriaby Rasmus 25 days ago 25 days ago: Sun, Oct 18, 2009 9:58pm EST (Eastern Standard Time) More More See all Show meRasmus' videos * Rasmus' videos * Staff Picks More

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. More

of Sand Flathead, Flounder, Tiger Flathead on the sandy bottom, with Cod, Morwong and Bastard Trumpeter in the kelp beds which dot the bay. More

Sand flathead - Platycephalus bassensis Rock flathead - P. laevigatus Yank flathead - P. More

Whiting and sand flathead are the two most likely catches, but on occasions flounder and dusky flathead will snatch bait. Worms and yabbies (sea nippers) are the best bait along with freshly peeled prawns fed onto a 1/0 suicide hook. More

Common names

Bass flathead in English
Bay flathead in English
cliff flathead in English
cliff flathead in Unknown
Common flathead in English
Sand flathead in English
Sandy in English
Sandy flathead in English
Slimy flathead in English
Southern sand flathead in English
Yanks in English
巴斯鯒 in Mandarin Chinese
巴斯鲬 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Scorpaeniformes
Family : Platycephalidae
Genus : Platycephalus
Species : Platycephalus bassensis
Authority : Cuvier, 1829