Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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CAAB: 37437002

Species Acanthurus grammoptilus Richardson, 1843

Inshore Surgeonfish, Finelined Surgeonfish, Inshore Surgeon, Northwest Surgeonfish, Ring-tailed Surgeonfish


Generic Combinations




Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Green Head, WA (30°05'S) to Moreton Bay, QLD (27°28'S), also Cartier Island, Timor Sea (12°32'S); tropical, west Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Province (2), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Other Regions

Territory of Ashmore & Cartier Islands

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef, inshore, marine.

Extra Ecological Information

Common on silty inshore reefs.


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)
11-Jun-2013 11-Jun-2013 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)