Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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CAAB: 37285004

Species Ophisternon gutturale (Richardson, 1845)

Swamp Eel, One Gilled Eel, Onegilled Eel, Single-gilled Eel

Compiler and date details

20 April 2011 - Dianne J. Bray, Douglass F. Hoese & Jennifer E. Gates




Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Dampier Archipelago, WA (20º33´S) to Townsville, QLD (19º16´S); tropical, New Guinea.

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)


NT, Qld, WA: Arnhem Coast (ARC), Central Arnhem (CA), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Daly Basin (DAB), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Dampierland (DL), Gulf Coastal (GUC), Gulf Plains (GUP), Northern Kimberley (NK), Pine Creek (PCK), Pilbara (PIL), Tiwi Cobourg (TIW), Victoria Bonaparte (VB), Wet Tropics (WT)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • Northern Territory: N Gulf, N coastal
    • Queensland: N Gulf, NE coastal
    • Western Australia: N coastal, NW coastal

Ecological Descriptors

Freshwater, swamp.


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)
20-May-2011 20-May-2011 MODIFIED
27-Jul-2010 MODIFIED