Australian Biological Resources Study

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CAAB: 37206015

Species Diademichthys lineatus (Sauvage, 1883)

Striped Clingfish, Long-snout Clingfish, Sea Urchin Clingfish, Urchin Clingfish

Compiler and date details

27 September 2013 - Douglass F. Hoese, Dianne J. Bray & Matthew M. Lockett

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

Generic Combinations




Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Ningaloo Reef, WA (22°20'S) to Lizard Island, QLD (14°40'S), also Rowley Shoals (17°18'S) and Scott Reef (14°04'S), WA, and Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea (12°12'S); tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Province (2), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Northwest Transition (3), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Other Regions

Territory of Ashmore & Cartier Islands

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, coral reef, inshore.

Extra Ecological Information

Lives amongst spines of sea urchins and branching corals.


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)
09-Oct-2013 GOBIESOCOIDEI 31-Jul-2014 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
12-Feb-2010 (import)