Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

External Links

CAAB: 37246001

Species Atherinosoma microstoma (Günther, 1861)

Smallmouth Hardyhead, Endora's Hardyhead, Fanged Hardyhead, Greyback, Small-mouthed Hardyhead, Smallmouthed Hardyhead


Generic Combinations


Miscellaneous Literature Names




New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria

Extra Distribution Information

Tuggerah Lakes, NSW (33º18´S) to western Eyre Peninsula, SA (135º17'E) and TAS; temperate.

Australian Endemic.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Spencer Gulf Shelf Province (33), Western Bass Strait Shelf Transition (34), Bass Strait Shelf Province (35), Tasmanian Shelf Province (36), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Estuary, freshwater, 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 22-Jun-2016 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
12-Feb-2010 (import)