Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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CAAB: 37388012

Species Opistognathus castelnaui Bleeker, 1874

Castelnau's Jawfish

Miscellaneous Literature Names




Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Darnley Island (9°35´S) to Whitsunday Islands (19°40'), QLD, and east of Ashmore and Cartier Islands (12°26’42”S 123°36’03”E – 12°26’58”S 123°36’35”E); tropical, west Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Other Regions

Torres Strait Islands terrestrial, marine & freshwater

Ecological Descriptors

Continental shelf, marine, sand bottom marine.

Extra Ecological Information

Inhabits burrow.


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)
23-Nov-2012 23-Nov-2012 MODIFIED
30-Mar-2010 MODIFIED