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CAAB: 37205001

Species Batrachomoeus occidentalis Hutchins, 1976

Western Frogfish




Northern Territory, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Rottnest Island (32°00'S, 115°15'E) to Arafura Sea, north of Goulburn Island, NT (9°18'S, 133°12'E), WA; temperate.

Australian Endemic.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Transition (1), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Southwest Shelf Province (31)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental shelf, inshore.

Extra Ecological Information

20 m - 200 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 BATRACHOIDIFORMES 21-Oct-2015 MODIFIED Dr Dianne Bray (NMV) Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)
27-Jul-2010 MODIFIED