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CAAB: 37465043

Species Acanthaluteres spilomelanurus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

Bridled Leatherjacket, Golden-eyed Leatherjacket, Small Brown Leatherjacket


Generic Combinations




New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Port Stephens, NSW (32°41'S) to north of Jurien Bay, WA (30°08'S) and TAS; temperate.

Australian Endemic.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Southwest Shelf Province (31), Great Australian Bight Shelf Transition (32), Spencer Gulf Shelf Province (33), Western Bass Strait Shelf Transition (34), Bass Strait Shelf Province (35), Tasmanian Shelf Province (36), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38)

Ecological Descriptors

Estuary, inshore, rock reef, seagrass.

Extra Ecological Information

0-10 m.


General References

Beaunier, M., Desoutter-Meniger, M. & Pruvost, P. 2008. Révision critique d'un catalogue des types de poissons du Muséum national d'Historie naturelle. Familles des Triacanthidae, Balistidae et Monacanthidae. Cybium 32(4): 285-308 [291]

Edgar, G.J. 2008. Australian Marine Life: the plants and animals of temperate waters. Sydney : Reed New Holland 2nd edn, 624 pp. [572]

Hutchins, J.B. 1994. Family Monacanthidae. pp. 866-891 figs 767-787 in Gomon, M.F., Glover, C.J.M. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds). The Fishes of Australia's South Coast. Adelaide : State Printer 992 pp. 810 figs. [869]

Hutchins, J.B. 2008. Family Monacanthidae. pp. 822-841 in Gomon, M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds). Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp. [825]

Hutchins, J.B. & Swainston, R. 1986. Sea Fishes of Southern Australia. Complete field guide for anglers and divers. Perth : Swainston Publishing 180 pp. [108]

Hutchins, J.B. & Thompson, M. 1983. The Marine and Estuarine Fishes of South-western Australia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 103 pp. 345 figs. [68, 86]

Last, P.R., Scott, E.O.G. & Talbot, F.H. 1983. Fishes of Tasmania. Hobart : Tasmanian Fisheries Development Authority 563 pp. figs. [497]

McCulloch, A.R. 1929. A check-list of the fishes recorded from Australia. Part III. Records of the Australian Museum 5: 329–436 [418] (as Cantherhines spilomelanurus, p. 417 as Meuschenia maculosa and p. 420 as Cantherines forsteri)

Whitley, G.P. 1964. A survey of Australian Ichthyology. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 89(1): 11-127 [58] (2341 as Tobina spilomelanura and 2340 as Tobinia maculosa)


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
12-Feb-2010 (import)