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CAAB: 37232077

Species Bathygadus spongiceps Gilbert & Hubbs, 1920

Spongy Rat Tail, Spongehead Bathygadid




New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Southwest of Nuyts Archipelago, SA (33°45'S, 130°32'E) to northwest of Monte Bello Islands, WA (19°37´S, 113°16'E), and off Broken Bay (33°29´S, 152°12'E) to off Shoalhaven Heads (34°49´S, 151°17'E), NSW, also Norfolk Ridge, Tasman Sea; tropical, temperate, east-Indo-west Pacific (Philippines and Indonesia to New Zealand, the Kermadecs and New Caledonia).

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Central Eastern Province (12), Norfolk Island Province (21), Northwest Province (4), Central Western Transition (5), Central Western Province (6), Southwest Transition (7), Southern Province (8)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental slope.

Extra Ecological Information

842 m - 1200 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)
26-Nov-2015 GADIFORMES 11-Nov-2015 MODIFIED Dr Dianne Bray (NMV) Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)
27-Jul-2010 MODIFIED