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Yellow-striped Leatherjacket

Scientific Name: Meuschenia flavolineata

Description: Another common species often seen in pairs near caves and overhangs in the Marine Sanctuary, the Yellow-striped Leatherjacket is a blackish to greenish-brown fish with a large yellow or orange blotch on the tail base continued as a yellow stripe along the mid sides.

Females can be distinguished as the yellow patch extends onto the tail whilst males have small spines there.

Type: Bony Fish
Where to find: Subtidal Reefs
Size: 40cm