Commonly found in shallow coastal estuaries and bays on sand or muddy type bottom right around Tasmania from 0-80 metres depth.
Most recreational fishers in Tasmania use flounder spears and lights at night in larger estuaries and shallow graded beaches. Caught on still nights on the incoming tide when flounder come into shallow water to feed on small invertebrates such as sand worms and nipper prawns. They are rarely caught on lines.
A popular eating fish, flounder are excellent eating with finely textured, firm white flesh and a low oil content. Suitable to pan fry, bake, barbeque, grill or poach.