Found all around Tasmania in coastal waters from 5-160m in depth. Being poor swimmers they tend to favour sheltered areas free from high wave action and strong tidal movements.
Not targeted. Quite commonly seen by divers and fishers in shallow waters and also washed up on beaches following storms.
This fish is poisonous and must not be eaten. They may be kept as aquarium fish but cowfish can produce a toxin from their skin that is released when provoked and may harm other fish species in a tank.
Poisonous. Do not eat.