Australian Biological Resources Study

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CAAB: 37212002

Species Halieutaea stellata (Vahl, 1797)

Starry Seabat, Starry Handfish


Miscellaneous Literature Names

  • Halieutaea sp. W4 [of P. Last] [name in CAAB 14 May 2015].




Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Off Carnarvon, WA (25º33´S) to off Cape Croker, NT (134ºE) and east of Dunk Island to off Gold Coast, QLD; tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Transition (1), Central Eastern Transition (15), Northeast Province (18), Timor Province (2), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Northwest Transition (3), Northwest Province (4), Central Western Transition (5), Central Western Province (6)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental shelf, continental slope.


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)
25-Jun-2015 LOPHIIFORMES 15-May-2015 MODIFIED Dr Dianne Bray (NMV) Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)
27-Jul-2010 MODIFIED