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CAAB: 37229014

Species Echiodon anchipterus Williams, 1984

Closefin Pearlfish


Miscellaneous Literature Names



Markle & Olney (1990) regarded this species as a synonym of Echiodon coheni. Williams & Machida (1992) regarded both species as valid. Because of the close similarity of these species, the identity of Australian material is uncertain.




New South Wales, Tasmania

Extra Distribution Information

Off Sydney to south-east of TAS; based on specimens in NMV; tropical, temperate, west Pacific.

Australian Endemic.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Bass Strait Shelf Province (35), Tasmanian Shelf Province (36), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38)

Ecological Descriptors

Continental shelf, continental slope.

Extra Ecological Information



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)
22-Jun-2015 OPHIDIIFORMES 16-May-2015 MODIFIED Dr Dianne Bray (NMV) Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)
27-Jul-2010 MODIFIED