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CAAB: 37416007

Species Cristiceps australis Valenciennes, 1836

Southern Crested Weedfish, Crested Weedfish, Weed Fish



Considerable variation occurs within the species and it is likely that multiple species are included under this name.




New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Northern NSW, (31°S) to Houtman Abrolhos (28°35'S), WA and TAS; temperate.

Australian Endemic.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Central Western Shelf Province (29), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Southwest Shelf Province (31), Great Australian Bight Shelf Transition (32), Spencer Gulf Shelf Province (33), Western Bass Strait Shelf Transition (34), Bass Strait Shelf Province (35), Tasmanian Shelf Province (36), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental shelf, estuary, inshore, marine, seagrass.

Extra Ecological Information

Often associated with algae, 0-10 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
12-Feb-2010 (import)