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CAAB: 37288017

Species Lepidotrigla spiloptera Günther, 1880

Spot-wing Gurnard, Red-fringed Gurnard, Spotwing Gurnard


Miscellaneous Literature Names

  • Lepidotrigla cf bispinosa [CAAB -].



We retain the species here, although some material has possibly been misidentified. The species was described from just north of Australia and would be expected to be in Australia. Larson et al (2013) suggested that records of Lepidotrigla punctipectoralis from Australia may have been been based on L. spiloptera.




Northern Territory

Extra Distribution Information

Northwest Shelf, WA and Arafura Sea, NT; tropical, Indo-west Pacific; Australian material possibly belongs to an undescribed species. The species was described from less than 400 km north of Australia, tropical, west Pacific

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Transition (1), Northwest Shelf Transition (26)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental shelf, 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)
06-May-2015 SCORPAENIFORMES 18-Apr-2015 MODIFIED Dr Dianne Bray (NMV) Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)
27-Jul-2010 MODIFIED