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CAAB: 37211003

Species Chaunax endeavouri Whitley, 1929

Furry Coffinfish, Coffinfish, Furry Angler, Furry Anglerfish, Sea Toad

Compiler and date details

7 September 2011 - Dianne J. Bray




New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria

Extra Distribution Information

Off Dunk Island, QLD (17°S, 146°E) to off Bay of Fires, TAS (41°S, 148°E), also off south of Kangaroo Island, SA (36°S, 137°E) to eastern Great Australian Bight, SA (31°S, 131°E); temperate.

Australian Endemic.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Tasmania Province (10), Southeast Transition (11), Central Eastern Province (12), Central Eastern Transition (15), Northeast Province (18), Northeast Transition (19), Tasmanian Shelf Province (36), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Southern Province (8), West Tasmania Transition (9)

Other Regions

Coral Sea Islands Territory

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental shelf, continental slope.

Extra Ecological Information

Depth range: 179-419 m.


General References

Caruso, J.H. 1999. Family Chaunacidae. pp. 2020-2021 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 3 pp. 1397-2068. [2022]

Gomon, M.F. 1994. Families Chaunacidae, Himantolophidae, Oneirodidae, Ceratiidae. pp. 298-305 figs 265-268 in Gomon, M.F., Glover, C.J.M. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds). The Fishes of Australia's South Coast. Adelaide : State Printer 992 pp. 810 figs. [298]

Gomon, M.F. & Ho, H.-C. 2008. Family Chaunacidae. pp. 377-379 in Gomon, M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds). Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp. [377]

Hutchins, J.B. 2001. Checklist of the fishes of Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 63: 9-50 [22]

Le Danois, Y. 1959. Étude ostéologique, myologique et systématique des poissons du sous-ordre des Orbiculates. Annales de l'Institut Océanographie, Monaco & Paris ns 36(1): 1-274 figs 1-221 [17] (regarded as occurring in eastern Indian Ocean)

McCulloch, A.R. 1929. A check-list of the fishes recorded from Australia. Part III. Records of the Australian Museum 5: 329–436 [410]

Paxton, J.R., Hoese, D.F., Allen, G.R. & Hanley, J.E. (eds) 1989. Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Pisces: Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Canberra : Australian Government Publishing Service Vol. 7 665 pp. [282]

Paxton, J.R., J.E. Gates, D.J. Bray & D.F. Hoese 2006. Chaunacidae. pp. 650-651 in Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & Allen, G.R. Fishes. In, Beesley, P.L. & Wells, A. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol. 35. Volume 35 Australia : ABRS & CSIRO Publishing Parts 1-3, 2178 pp. [651]

Whitley, G.P. 1964. A survey of Australian Ichthyology. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 89(1): 11-127 [58] (2302)


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)
25-Jun-2015 LOPHIIFORMES 14-May-2015 MODIFIED Dr Dianne Bray (NMV) Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)
27-Jul-2010 MODIFIED