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Genus Ambassis Cuvier, 1828

Excluded Taxa


AMBASSIDAE: Ambassis gymnocephalus (Lacépède, 1802) — Anderson, M.E. & Heemstra, P.C. 2003. Review of the glassfishes (Perciformes: Ambassidae) of the western Indian Ocean. Cybium 27(3): 199-209 [200] (regarded as a nomen dubium; records from Australia probably = Ambassis dussumieri)




New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Indo-west-central Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA: Brigalow Belt North (BBN) ; NSW, Qld, SA, Vic: Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Cobar Peneplain (CP), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mulga Lands (ML), NSW North Coast (NNC), Riverina (RIV), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ) ; NSW, Qld, Vic: Sydney Basin (SB) ; NT, Qld, WA: Arnhem Coast (ARC), Arnhem Plateau (ARP), Central Arnhem (CA), Carnarvon (CAR), Central Kimberley (CK), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Daly Basin (DAB), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Dampierland (DL), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Gulf Fall and Uplands (GFU), Gulf Coastal (GUC), Gulf Plains (GUP), Mount Isa Inlier (MII), Northern Kimberley (NK), Pine Creek (PCK), Pilbara (PIL), Tiwi Cobourg (TIW), Victoria Bonaparte (VB), Wet Tropics (WT)


Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

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)
14-Nov-2012 14-Nov-2012 MODIFIED
30-Mar-2010 MODIFIED