Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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CAAB: 37081005

Species Aldrovandia phalacra (Vaillant, 1888)

Baldhead Halosaur, Hawaiian Halosaurid Fish


Generic Combinations




New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Great Australian Bight SW of Ceduna (34º39'S, 132º24'E) to north of Rowley Shoals (16º38'S, 119º09'E), WA, and Coral Sea east of Cape York (10º32'S, 145º38'E) to east of Woolgoolga, NSW (30º06'S, 153º36'E), also north-east of Lord Howe Island; tropical, temperate, circumglobal.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Central Eastern Province (12), Tasman Basin Province (13), Lord Howe Province (14), Central Eastern Transition (15), Kenn Transition (16), Northeast Province (18), Northeast Transition (19), Timor Province (2), Cape Province (20), Northwest Transition (3), Northwest Province (4), Central Western Transition (5), Central Western Province (6), Southwest Transition (7)

Other Regions

Coral Sea Islands Territory

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental slope.

Extra Ecological Information

1022–1500 m.


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 17-Aug-2018 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese (AM)
27-Jul-2016 NOTACANTHIFORMES 19-May-2016 MODIFIED Dr Dianne Bray (NMV) Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)
26-Jul-2010 MODIFIED