- The Greenback Flounder are ambush predators but also dig for prey and are typically found in depths up to 100m (328 ft).
- They are commonly found in Southern parts of Australia – WA, SA, VIC, TAS & NSW
- These fish are carnivores feeding on crustaceans, worms & small fish.
- Estimates of lifespan are between 5 & 10 years.
- The female fish of the species grow slightly larger than males.
- The main predators of Greenback Flounder include sharks, larger predatory fish and marine mammals.
Recreational & Commercial Fishing
Greenback Flounder are a popularly targeted fish due to their great taste. They are a righteye flounder and are nocturnal.
These flounder have a sizable range across southern parts of Australia to New Zealand.
Species: Rhombosolea Tapirina
There is little information on the conservation status of the Greenback Flounder. This species has not been evaluated by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Fish Taste Quality
Greenback Flounder are a edible and highly targeted fish for consumption.
Taste Rating: 4/5
How to catch
Catch Difficulty: Easy
Tackle: Patternoster Rig, Running Sinker Rig
Bait: Anchovy, Crab, Fresh cut flesh baits, Herring, Lures, Prawns, Worms
Technique: Keep bait on the bottom