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Genus Johnius Bloch, 1793


We follow Sasaki (1996, 2001) in recognising various species and in not recognising Johnius novaehollandiae which is regarded as probably having the wrong type locality. Many of the species are misidentified in the literature.


Excluded Taxa


SCIAENIDAE: Johnius coitor (Hamilton, 1822) [indicated that type of Sciaena novaehollandiae Steindachner is a specimen of J. coitor a species not known from Australia and the type locality of Port Jackson is probably wrong] — Sasaki, K. in Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & Allen, G.R. 2006. Fishes. In, Beesley, P.L. & Wells, A. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing : Australia Part 1, pp. xxiv 1–670; Part 2, pp. xxi 671–1472; Part 3, pp. xxi 1473–2178. [1259]




New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Indo-west Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

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)
17-Dec-2012 17-Dec-2012 MODIFIED
30-Mar-2010 MODIFIED