Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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CAAB: 37288022

Species Peristedion liorhynchus Günther, 1872

Slender Armour Gurnard, Smoothnose Armoured Gurnard (FAO)


Miscellaneous Literature Names

  • Peristedion cf liorhynchus [currrent name in CAAB as of 7 April 2015].



This species may represent a new species, but the name is retained here until publication by other workers to resolve the name. Kawai & Yabe (2006) and Kawai (2013) treated the name as a senior synonym of Peristedion picturatum, which was described from Tasmania and apparently is a subtropical or temperate species.



Extra Distribution Information

North West Shelf, WA from Murion Islands (21º45'S, 114º25'E) to south of Scott Reef (15ºS, 121º39'E), and east of Cape York, QLD (11º35'S); tropical, east-Indo-west Pacific

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Province (2), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Northwest Transition (3), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental shelf, continental slope, soft bottom.


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)
SCORPAENIFORMES 14-Mar-2015 ADDED Dr Dianne Bray (NMV) Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)