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CAAB: 37206010

Species Alabes parvula (McCulloch, 1909)

Pygmy Shore Eel, Eel Clingfish, Pygmy Shore-eel

Compiler and date details

27 September 2013 - Douglass F. Hoese, Dianne J. Bray & Matthew M. Lockett

20 December 2006 - Douglass F. Hoese & Dianne J. Bray


Generic Combinations


Miscellaneous Literature Names



This species was previously thought to be distributed to Western Australia and Norfolk Island. These records are now recognised as representing Alabes occidentalis in WA and Alabes springeri from Norfolk Island.




New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria

Extra Distribution Information

Point Cartwright (26°41'S), QLD to Flinders Island (134°22'E), SA and throughout coastal TAS, some records from SA may be based on Alabes occidentalis; temperate.

Australian Endemic.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


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), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, inshore, rock reef.


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)
09-Oct-2013 GOBIESOCOIDEI 09-Oct-2013 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
12-Feb-2010 (import)