Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory

<I>Chironemnus microlepis</I> holotype

Chironemnus microlepis holotype


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CAAB: 37375000



Compiler and date details

25 January 2012 - Douglass F. Hoese, Dianne J. Bray & Matthew M. Lockett

December 2006 - Douglass F. Hoese & Dianne J. Bray


The family Chironemidae comprises a small group of fishes known only from Australia, Lord Howe Island, New Zealand, Chile and the Juan Fernandez Islands. One genus and six species are recognised (Meléndez & Dyer 2010). Gomon (2008) illustrated three of the four species known from Australia. Kelpfishes are characterised by having unbranched pectoral rays and, like morwongs, typically are associated with rocky reefs. Maximum length reached is 40 cm.


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)
15-Nov-2012 15-Nov-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)