Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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CAAB: 37354022

Species Johnius australis (Günther, 1880)

Little Jewfish, Bottle-nose Jewfish, Bottle-nosed Jewfish, Bottlenose Jewfish, River Perch


Generic Combinations




Northern Territory, Queensland

Extra Distribution Information

Finke Bay, NT (131º57'E) to Moreton Bay, QLD (27º42'S); tropical, New Guinea; species has been confused with Johnius belangerii and specimens also often identified as J. novaehollandiae,a synonym of J. coitor, not known from Australia.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northern Shelf Province (25), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

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Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, coastal, estuary, inshore, soft bottom.


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