Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Gonodactylaceus falcatus (Forsskål, 1775)


Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy




New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Middleton and Elizabeth Reef, Indo-west Pacific (western Indian Ocean, Red Sea to Indonesia, New Caledonia, Japan and Hawai'i).

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Transition (1), Southeast Transition (11), Central Eastern Province (12), Tasman Basin Province (13), Lord Howe Province (14), Timor Province (2), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Northwest Transition (3), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Southwest Shelf Province (31), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northwest Province (4), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41), Central Western Transition (5)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, coral reef, intertidal, predator, rock reef, sublittoral.

Extra Ecological Information

Usually under boulders and coral rubble, or in crevices in rock and sponge.


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)
30-May-2012 30-May-2012 MOVED
10-May-2012 10-May-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)