Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

CAAB: 37425001

Species Bleekeria mitsukurii Jordan & Evermann, 1902

Mitsukuri's Sandlance

Compiler and date details

14 March 2015 - Dianne J. Bray



Records of this species from Australia were excluded from Australia by Hoese & Bray (2006) based on advice from B. Collette, who suggested the species was probably undescribed. However, the name is in wide usage for a species in Australia and is tentatively retained here pending further studies. Randall & Ida (2014) recognised the species as being widespread in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.




Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Northwest Shelf (18°45'S, 119°05'E to 16°43'S, 121°02'E), WA and Coral Sea (19°38'S, 150°30'E) to Marian Plateau (19°44'S, 146°20'E), QLD; tropical, Indo-west Pacific

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northeast Province (18), Northwest Shelf Province (27)

Other Regions

Coral Sea Islands Territory

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Benthopelagic, continental shelf, continental slope.

Extra Ecological Information

30-380 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)
TRACHINOIDEI 08-Feb-2012 ADDED Dr Dianne Bray (NMV) Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)