Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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CAAB: 37425002

Species Bleekeria viridianguilla (Fowler, 1931)

Eel Sandlance

Compiler and date details

14 March 2015 - Dianne J. Bray

  • Herklotsina viridianguilla Fowler, 1931.
    Type data:
     Holotype ANSP 53458, Hong Kong.
    Paratype(s) 53459-65 (7 specimens).



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.




Northern Territory, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

North of Legendre Island, WA (20°14'S, 116°49'E)) to north of Bathurst island, NT (130°03'E); tropical, Indo-west Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthopelagic, continental shelf.

Extra Ecological Information

30-200 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)
TRACHINOIDEI 08-Feb-2012 ADDED Dr Dianne Bray (NMV) Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)