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CAAB: 37246010

Species Atherinosoma elongatum (Klunzinger, 1879)

Elongate Hardyhead, Rockingham Hardyhead, Small-mouth Hardyhead, Swan River Hardyhead


Generic Combinations


Miscellaneous Literature Names



It has been suggested, based on genetic analysis, that Atherinosoma elongata and A. microstoma may represent a single species (see Pavlov et al 1988).




South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Nelson, VIC (141º01´E) to Penong, SA (133º01´E) and Thomas River (123ºE) to mouth of Greenough River (28º52´S), WA; temperate.

Australian Endemic.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Southwest Shelf Province (31), Great Australian Bight Shelf Transition (32), Spencer Gulf Shelf Province (33), Western Bass Strait Shelf Transition (34)

Ecological Descriptors

Estuary, inshore, pelagic, schooling.


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)
21-Jul-2014 ATHERINIFORMES 07-Jul-2016 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
12-Feb-2010 (import)