|Common name/s||Dusky flathead|
|Scientific name||Platycephalus fuscus|
|Minimum legal size||30cm|
|Maximum legal size||55cm|
|Additional information||These fish can't be filleted in or on Victorian waters. They must be kept whole or in carcass form until you're away from the water. It's okay to fillet your fish on the cleaning tables at the boat ramp.|
Dusky flathead are the most commonly caught species of flathead in estuaries from Lake Tyers to Mallacoota Inlet.
For regulation purposes, any flathead caught in Lake Tyers or any estuary east of Lake Tyers will be considered to be a dusky flathead.
Distinguishing features of dusky flathead & Southern bluespotted (yank) flathead