Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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CAAB: 37053003

Species Elops machnata (Forsskål, 1775)

Australian Giant Herring, Banana Fish, Giant Herring, Lady Fish, Pin-cushion Fish, Pincushion Fish, Ten-pounder

Compiler and date details

20 April 2011 - Dianne J. Bray, John R. Paxton, Jennifer E. Gates & Douglass F. Hoese



Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Albany to Shark Bay, WA; tropical, Indo-west Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Central Western Shelf Province (29), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Southwest Shelf Province (31)

Ecological Descriptors

Estuary, inshore, marine, pelagic, schooling.

Extra Ecological Information

0-40 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)
05-Mar-2019 ELOPOMORPHA 17-Aug-2018 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese (AM)
27-Jul-2016 08-Mar-2012 MODIFIED
26-Jul-2010 MODIFIED