Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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CAAB: 37261005

Species Ostichthys kaianus (Günther, 1880)

Deepwater Squirrelfish, Kai Islands Squirrelfish, Kai Soldierfish

Generic Combinations




New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

North of Port Hedland, WA (18°32' S, 118°17'E ) and north of N of Townsville, QLD (18°00'S, 147°05'E) to off Tweed Heads, NSW (28°41'S, 153°51'E); tropical, Indo-west Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Kenn Province (17), Northeast Province (18), Northeast Transition (19), Timor Province (2), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Northwest Transition (3), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39)

Other Regions

Coral Sea Islands Territory

Ecological Descriptors

Continental shelf, continental slope, nocturnal.


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)
06-Jun-2016 BERYCIFORMES 14-Dec-2015 MODIFIED Dr Dianne Bray (NMV) Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)
27-Jul-2010 MODIFIED