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CAAB: 37427008

Species Calliurichthys afilum (Fricke, 2000)

Lowfin Stinkfish, Japanese Stinkfish

Compiler and date details

2 October 2013 - Douglass F. Hoese, Dianne J. Bray & Matthew M. Lockett

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



This species was previously referred to as Callionymus japonicus, a species not found in Australia (see Fricke 2000).




Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Carnarvon, WA (25°34'S) to off east of Yorke Island, Torres Strait, QLD (9°45'S 143°56'E); tropical, New Guinea.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Other Regions

Torres Strait Islands terrestrial, marine & freshwater

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental shelf.

Extra Ecological Information

36–80 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)
08-Oct-2013 CALLIONYMOIDEI 23-Jun-2016 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)
12-Feb-2010 (import)