Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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CAAB: 37466019

Species Ostracion meleagris Shaw, 1796

Black Boxfish, Black Box-fish, Ornate Boxfish, Spotted Boxfish



New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Shark Bay (25°30'S) to Monte Bello Islands (20°25'S), Rowley Shoals (17°29'S) and Scott Reef (14°04'S), WA, Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea (12°16'S), Christmas Island, and Lizard Island, QLD (14°40'S) to Tweed Heads, NSW (28°10'S), also Ashmore Reef (10°09'S), Coringa-Herald Cays (16°55'S) and Lihou Reef (17°25'S), Coral Sea, and Lord Howe Island; tropical, Indo-Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Lord Howe Province (14), Northeast Province (18), Timor Province (2), Cape Province (20), Christmas Island Province (23), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Northwest Transition (3), 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

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef, inshore, rock reef.

Extra Ecological Information

1-30 m.


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)
12-Feb-2010 (import)