Australian Biological Resources Study

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Genus Ostorhinchus Lacépède, 1802



Many of the species were previously placed in the genus Apogon, but recent studies have recognised the genus as belonging to its own tribe (Mabuchi et al. 2014).




New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Lord Howe Province (14), Kenn Province (17), Northeast Province (18), Northeast Transition (19), Timor Province (2), Cape Province (20), Norfolk Island Province (21), Cocos (Keeling) Island Province (22), Christmas Island Province (23), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Northwest Transition (3), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Southwest Shelf Province (31), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Other Regions

Coral Sea Islands Territory, Territory of Ashmore & Cartier Islands, Torres Strait Islands terrestrial, marine & freshwater

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)
28-Aug-2021 APOGONIDAE 13-Jan-2023 MODIFIED
23-Feb-2015 APOGONIDAE 13-Jan-2023 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
09-Jan-2014 APOGONIDAE 13-Jan-2023 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
12-Dec-2012 13-Jan-2023 MODIFIED
13-Jan-2023 MODIFIED