Also known as Black Grunt, Black Perch, Bouy Bass, Bouyfish, Brown Tripletail, Conchy Leaf, Dusky Perch, Dusky Tripletail, Flasher, Jumping Cod, Pacific Tripletail, Sleepfish, Snagdrifter, Surinam Tripletail.
Found singly, in muddy bays, estuaries and mouths of large rivers, often floating on its side amongst or under, floating bouys, debris and weeds around boats and docks sometimes found drifting over reefs.
They feed on benthic crustaceans and small fish.
Juveniles floating close to sargassum rafts usually resembling a leaf.
Length - 100cm
Depth - 0-70m