Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory



<I>Centroberyx gerrardi</I>

Centroberyx gerrardi


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CAAB: 37258000


Alfonsinos, Redfishes

Compiler and date details

9 December 2015 - Dianne J. Bray, Douglass F. Hoese, John R. Paxton & Jennifer E. Gates

John R. Paxton, Jennifer E. Gates, Dianne J. Bray & Douglass F. Hoese


The Berycidae comprise two genera and nine or ten species (Paxton 1999). Two genera and six species occur in Australian waters.

Redfishes, nannygais and alfonsinos are found in tropical and temperate marine waters of the shelf and slope to a depth of 1240 m, where they feed on crustaceans and fishes. They have a large mouth and eye, strongly ctenoid scales, one spine and 7-13 rays in the pelvic fins and are generally red in colour. Several species are important commercially. The maximum length for the family is 60 cm.

The berycids were reviewed by Woods & Sonoda (1973), Busakhin (1982) and Kotlyar (1996). Australian species are treated by Roberts & Gomon (2008).


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 BERYCIFORMES 09-Dec-2015 MODIFIED Dr Dianne Bray (NMV) Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)
12-Feb-2010 (import)