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Genus Albula Scopoli, 1777

Compiler and date details

18 April 2011 - Dianne J. Bray

20 December 2006 - John R. Paxton, Jennifer E. Gates, Dianne J. Bray & Douglass F. Hoese


It appears that most record of Albula from Australia have been based on Albula oligolepis. However, material in museums has not been re-identified. Albula argentea (previously recorded as A. forsteri) has been confirmed from some localities in Australia. Consequently information presented here is tentative and actual distributions cannot be confirmed at this time. Hida et al (2008) examined little material from Australia, but speculated that most would probably be A. oligolepis based on material used by Colborn et al. (2001). Consequently we include limited records of A. argentea here.


Excluded Taxa


ALBULIDAE: Albula vulpes (Linnaeus, 1758) [restricted to Western Atlantic] — Hidaka, K., Iwatsuki, Y. & Randall, J.E. 2008. A review of the Indo-Pacific bonefishes of the Albula argentea complex, with a description of a new species. Ichthyological Research 55: 53-64 [54]




New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Circumglobal; recorded from Cococ (Keeling) Islands, but identity of species unknown

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Lord Howe Province (14), Cocos (Keeling) Island Province (22), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

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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)
05-Mar-2019 ELOPOMORPHA 02-Oct-2018 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese (AM)
27-Jul-2016 28-May-2012 MODIFIED
26-Jul-2010 MODIFIED