leatherjacket


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leatherjacket

1. any of various tropical carangid fishes of the genera Oligoplites and Scomberoides, having a leathery skin
2. any of various brightly coloured tropical triggerfishes of the genus Monacanthus and related genera
3. the greyish-brown tough-skinned larva of certain craneflies, esp of the genus Tipula, which destroy the roots of grasses, etc.
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Aspects of the feeding ecology of the fanbellied leatherjacket, Monacanthus chinensis (Pisces: Monacanthidae), in Posidonia australis seagrass beds in Quibray Bay, Botany Bay, New South Wales.
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Snapper Pagrus auratus and Yellowfin Bream Acanthopagrus australis dominate the identified component of excavated Port Jackson fish assemblages, with Leatherjackets (Monacanthidae) and Wrasses (Labridae) common elements.
Other fish considered when developing the menu were locally caught species of leatherjacket and garfish (to minimise food miles), as well as western rock lobster, wild caught mulloway and calamari.
Some of the fish, such as snapper, leatherjacket and trevally, which frequent deeper water off-shore, were probably caught by the men from the open whaleboats while waiting for whales to be sighted.
Identification of similar shallow resources during decline development may enable the company to commence early gold production, prior to reaching the Western Leatherjacket - the initial production objective of the decline.
A crane fly hatches from it's leatherjacket larvae cocoon on a lawn Adam Gerrard
The soil-living grub, known as the leatherjacket (it resembles a long, thin maggot), which gives rise to the daddy long- legs, can do big time damage to grass and cereals by nibbling away at their roots.
These were western king prawns (Penaeus latisulcatus), blue swimmer crabs (Portunus pelagicus), sand trevally (Pseudocaranx wrighti), red mullet (Upeneichthys porosus), leatherjacket (Thamnaconus degeni), southern sand flathead (Platycephalus bassensis), small-toothed flounder (Pseudorhombusjenynsii), and southern calamari (Sepioteuthis australis).
The tiny, horseshoe island, built with a military fort in mind, now harbours hundreds of sea creatures including leatherjacket, Morwong, blue devilfish and stingarees.
They come from the leatherjacket grub which live in the ground until they hatch.