Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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CAAB: 37206037

Species Alabes springeri Hutchins, 2006

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



Extra Distribution Information


Known only from type locality.

Australian Endemic.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Norfolk Island Province (21)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, inshore, rock reef.


General References

Hutchins, B. & Morrison, S. 2004. Five new fish species of the genus Alabes (Gobiesocidae: Cheilobranchinae). Records of the Australian Museum 56: 147-158 [147-149, Table 1] (as Alabes sp. in key to species, agree with Springer and Fraser (1976) that it represents an undescribed species)

Springer, V.G. & Fraser, T.H. 1976. Synonymy of the fish families Cheilobranchidae (=Alabetidae) and Gobiesocidae, with descriptions of two new species of Alabes. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 234: 1-23 figs 1-14 [20-21, Fig 13] (as A parvulus, but discusses differences to the type specimen and possibility that it represents an undescribed species)


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)
GOBIESOCOIDEI 19-May-2012 ADDED Dr Doug Hoese