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CAAB: 37380006

Species Owstonia maccullochi Whitley, 1934

McCulloch's Bandfish, Crimson Perch



Smith-Vaniz (2001) suggested that the species might be a synonym of Owstonia totomiensis. Liao et al. (2009) listed the two as synonyms, based only on examination of holotypes. As a result, the species has been identified in museum collections under both names in Australia. We follow Smith-Vaniz & Johnson (2016) in recognising this species as distinct.




New South Wales, Queensland

Extra Distribution Information

East of Dunk Island (17°54'S, 147°4'E) to south of Saumarez Reef (22°6'S, 153°18'E), QLD and off Sydney, NSW (33°51'S, 152°03'E); subtropical

Australian Endemic.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Central Eastern Province (12), Northeast Province (18), Northeast Transition (19)

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Ecological Descriptors

Continental slope, marine, nectonic.


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)
22-Dec-2016 CEPOLIDAE 24-Nov-2016 MODIFIED Dr Matthew Lockett Dr Doug Hoese
13-Nov-2012 13-Nov-2012 MODIFIED
30-Mar-2010 MODIFIED