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Genus Leiognathus Lacépède, 1802



There are some nomenclature issues that could affect the usage of this name. Tentatively we follow traditional usage (see Kottelat 2013).


Excluded Taxa


LEIOGNATHIDAE: Leiognathus nuchalis (Temminck & Schlegel, 1845) — Jones, G. 1985. Revision of the Australian species of the fish family Leiognathidae. Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 36: 559-613 figs 1-19 [581]




Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Indo-west-central Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NT, Qld, WA: Darwin Coastal (DAC), Northern Kimberley (NK), Victoria Bonaparte (VB)


Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Other Regions

Torres Strait Islands terrestrial, marine & freshwater

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)
18-Aug-2021 LEIOGNATHIDAE 18-Aug-2021 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
14-Dec-2012 28-Aug-2014 MODIFIED
18-Aug-2021 MODIFIED