Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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CAAB: 37465086

Species Canthidermis maculata (Bloch, 1786)

Whitespotted Triggerfish, Oceanic Trigger-fish, Rough Triggerfish, Spotted Trigger-fish, White-spotted Triggerfish


Generic Combinations


Miscellaneous Literature Names




New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland

Extra Distribution Information

Darwin, NT (131°E) and Lizard Island (14°40'S) to Moreton Bay (27°28'S), QLD, with records as far south as Sydney, NSW (33°16'S), but possibly only as juveniles; tropical, temperate, circumglobal.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Cape Province (20), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef, inshore.

Extra Ecological Information

Or around floating objects at sea, juveniles are oceanic around floating debris.


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)
12-Feb-2010 (import)