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CAAB: 37416017

Species Cristiceps aurantiacus Castelnau, 1879

Yellow Crested Weedfish, Crested Weed-fish, Crested Weedfish, Golden Weedfish, Yellow-crested Weedfish




New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Southport, QLD (27°58'S) to Geelong, VIC (144°25'E) and Recherche Archipelago (118°E) to Geraldton (28°46'S), WA; temperate, south-west Pacific (New Zealand).

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Lord Howe Province (14), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Southwest Shelf Province (31), Western Bass Strait Shelf Transition (34), Bass Strait Shelf Province (35), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental shelf, inshore, marine, rock reef.

Extra Ecological Information

Kelp beds, 2–20 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)
01-Feb-2013 01-Feb-2013 MODIFIED
10-May-2012 MODIFIED