Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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CAAB: 37470003

Species Masturus lanceolatus (Liénard, 1840)

Sharptail Sunfish, Point-tailed Sunfish, Tailed Sunfish, Trunkfish


Generic Combinations




New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Off Coffs Harbour, NSW to off Rottnest Island, WA (32°00'S); tropical, temperate, circumglobal.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Southeast Transition (11), Central Eastern Province (12), Southwest Shelf Province (31), Spencer Gulf Shelf Province (33), Southwest Transition (7), Southern Province (8), West Tasmania Transition (9)

Ecological Descriptors

Oceanic province, pelagic.


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)
11-Sep-2020 MOLIDAE 03-Sep-2020 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (ABRS)
12-Feb-2010 (import)