Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Nematoscelis microps Sars, 1883





Extra Distribution Information

Atlantic-Indo-west central Pacific Oceans (north-south distribution limited by 13ºC isotherm at 200 m depth).

Note that conversion of the original AFD map of states, drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones to IBRA and IMCRA regions may have produced errors. The new maps will be reviewed and corrected as updates occur. The maps may not indicate the entire distribution. See further details below.
IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)
drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)


Tasmania Province (10), Southeast Transition (11), Central Eastern Province (12), Tasman Basin Province (13), Central Eastern Transition (15), Kenn Transition (16), Kenn Province (17), Northeast Province (18), Northeast Transition (19), Cape Province (20), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • 200 mile fishing zone: NE oceanic, SE oceanic
    • Queensland: Great Barrier Reef

Ecological Descriptors

Epipelagic, mesopelagic, oceanic province.

Extra Ecological Information

Preyed on by fish, depth 200–700 m during day rising to surface at night.


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)
12-Feb-2010 (import)