Wild Shellfish Alert - Do not eat wild shellfish from areas in and around Spring Bay and the Mercury Passage in South East Tasmania.
pot bellied seahorse
The largest and most common seahorse in Tasmania, this
species ranges in colour from pale cream to yellow with brown spots. The
body is elongated and bony with a large abdomen, long snout and strong
Protected species. Do not take! If you encounter or accidentally catch a protected species, you must return it to where you found it regardless of whether it is dead or alive.
Usually found around sheltered reef areas in depths from 0-30 metres. They swim slowly in the water and wrap their tails around objects such as seagrass to hold them in place for feeding or to stabilise during turbulent water conditions.
Level 3, 134 Macquarie St
Hobart TAS 7000
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