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CAAB: 37469013

Species Dicotylichthys punctulatus Kaup, 1855

Threebar Porcupinefish, Balloon-fish, Balloonfish, Burr-fish, Burrfish, Myer's Porcupine-fish, Myer's Porcupinefish, Spotted Porcupine Fish, Three-bar Porcupine-fish, Three-bar Porcupinefish, Three-barred Porcupinefish, Threebarred Porcupinefish




New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria

Extra Distribution Information

Moreton Bay, QLD (27°17'S) to Lakes Entrance, VIC (37°54'S, 147°43'E) and Flinders Island, TAS (39°48'S), occasionally into Bass Strait to east of Wilsons Promontory, VIC and northern TAS; temperate.

Australian Endemic.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Bass Strait Shelf Province (35), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef, inshore, rock reef.

Extra Ecological Information

0-50 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)
12-Feb-2010 (import)