Australian Biological Resources Study

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CAAB: 37114013

Species Alepocephalus antipodianus (Parrott, 1948)

Antipodean Slickhead



Although Yuri Sazonov had identified material in the CSIRO National Fish Collection in Hobart as Alepocephalus cf antipodianus, Williams & Sazonov (2008) treated the species as A. antipodianus. Records of this species in Australia may represent more than one species. There is frequent confusion between A. antipodianus and A. asperifrons and they are currently considered as a species complex (Williams & Stewart 2015).




New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

East of Broken Bay, NSW (33°27'S, 152°09'E) to west of Shark Bay, WA (25°52'S, 111°27'E), also Lord Howe Plateau and Norfolk Ridge, Tasman Sea; circumglobal

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Tasmania Province (10), Southeast Transition (11), Central Eastern Province (12), Tasman Basin Province (13), Lord Howe Province (14), Norfolk Island Province (21), Central Western Transition (5), Central Western Province (6), Southwest Transition (7), Southern Province (8), West Tasmania Transition (9)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental slope, marine.

Extra Ecological Information

820-1360 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)
06-Jun-2016 PROTACANTHOPTERYGII 26-May-2016 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese Dr Matthew Lockett
06-Jun-2016 ARGENTINIFORMES 21-May-2015 MODIFIED Dr Dianne Bray (NMV) Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)
04-Apr-2012 ADDED