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CAAB: 37435027

Species Oxymetopon typus Bleeker, 1861

Sailfin Ribbongoby



Identification of Australian material tentative, based on specimens in QM. Specimens may represent two or more species. The genus is in need of revision. Jeff Johnson kindly provided information about Queensland Museum specimens. Yuji Ikeda identified photos of the material.





Extra Distribution Information

Gulf of Carpentaria west of Weipa, QLD (139°57'E), and Lizard Island area (14°51'S) to off Shoalwater Bay, QLD (22°18'S); tropical, west Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northern Shelf Province (25), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, inshore, silt bottom-marine.

Extra Ecological Information

In burrows.


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)
04-Dec-2018 GOBIOIDEI 01-Jun-2018 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
14-May-2015 GOBIOIDEI 27-Mar-2015 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
30-Mar-2010 MODIFIED