Spotted Handfish

Brachionichthys Hirsutus
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Quick Facts

Scientific name Brachionichthys Hirsutus
Other names Prickly Skinned Handfish, Red Handfish, Tortoiseshell Fish
Size Up to 15 cm (5.9 in)
Weight Up to 12 g (.026 lb)


Habitat & AU Distribution Coastal waters, estuaries, bays & inlets in sandy, shelly & rubble areas
Depth Range
Spotted Handfish Distribution
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