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Species Omobranchus anolius (Valenciennes, 1836)

Oyster Blenny, Crested Blenny




New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria

Extra Distribution Information

Gulf of Carpentaria, QLD (136°E) to Spencer Gulf, SA (136°E); tropical, temperate; recently found in New Zealand, but probably translocated (Francis et al. 2004).

Australian Endemic.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northern Shelf Province (25), Spencer Gulf Shelf Province (33), Western Bass Strait Shelf Transition (34), Bass Strait Shelf Province (35), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

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Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, estuary, inshore, marine.

Extra Ecological Information

Shelters in oyster shells.


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)
01-Feb-2013 01-Feb-2013 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)