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Species Lioscorpius trifasciatus Last, Yearsley & Motomura, 2005

Tripleband Scorpionfish

  • Type data:
     Holotype CSIRO H.601–18, south of Saumarez Reef, Coral Sea, 319m [22°34–35’S, 153°37–40’E].
    Paratype(s) AM I.30094–001, east of Port Jackson, Tasman Sea, 250m [33°S, 151°E]; AM 20437–002, northeast of North Solitary Island, Tasman Sea, 380-390m [29°48'S, 153°43'E]; CSIRO H.595–16, east of Hinchinbrook Island, Townsville Trough, Coral Sea, 300m [18°37-39'S, 148°05-07']; CSIRO H 601–19, south of Saumarez Reef, Coral Sea, 319m [22°34-35'S, 153°37-40'E]; QM I.21042, east of Stradbroke Island, Coral Sea, 400m [27°40'S, 153°58'E]; QM I.33989, northeast of Leopard Reef, Coral Sea, 400m [18°56'S, 149°10'E].




New South Wales, Queensland

Extra Distribution Information

Northern Coral Sea to east of Sydney, NSW; probably in New Guinea, tropical.

Australian Endemic.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Central Eastern Province (12), Central Eastern Transition (15), Kenn Transition (16), Kenn Province (17), Northeast Province (18), Northeast Transition (19), Cape Province (20)

Other Regions

Coral Sea Islands Territory

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental slope.

Extra Ecological Information



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 16-Mar-2015 MODIFIED Dr Dianne Bray (NMV) Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)
27-Jul-2010 MODIFIED