Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory




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Giant Sea Basses, Hapuku, Wreckfishes

Compiler and date details

13 December 2010 - Douglass F. Hoese & Matthew M. Lockett


Roberts (1993) and Roberts & Gomon (2008) is followed here in recognising Wreckfishes as a distinct family. The family contains 2 genera and 4 species found in subtropical and temperate seas of the world. The species have been previously placed in the families Serranidae, Percichthyidae or Acrompomatidae (Paxton et al. 2006). More recently, Nelson (2006) has also assigned Polyprion and Stereolepis to Polyprionidae. The species are normally found below 100 m. They are important commercial food fishes, but to a minor extent in Australia.


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)
13-Dec-2010 ADDED