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Genus Samariscus Gilbert, 1905




New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Indo-west-central Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Lord Howe Province (14), Northeast Province (18), Northeast Transition (19), Timor Province (2), Cape Province (20), Christmas Island Province (23), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Northwest Transition (3), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northwest Province (4), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Other Regions

Coral Sea Islands Territory, Territory of Ashmore & Cartier Islands, Torres Strait Islands terrestrial, marine & freshwater

General References

Ahlstrom, E.H., Amaoka, K., Hensley, D.A., Moser, H.G. & Sumida, B.Y. 1984. Pleuronectiformes: development. pp. 640-670 in Moser, H.G. et al. (eds). Ontogeny and Systematics of Fishes. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. Special Publication 1: 1-760 [643]

Amaoka, K., Hoshino, K. & Parin, N.V. 1997. Description of a juvenile specimen of a rarely-caught, deep-sea species of Samariscus (Pleuronectiformes, Samaridae) from Sala Y Gomez Submarine Ridge, eastern Pacific Ocean. Ichthyological Research 44(1): 92-96 [92]

Hensley, D.A. 2001. Pleuronectidae. pp. 3863-3877 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 6 pp. 3381-4218.

Hoese, D.F. & Bray, D.J. 2006. Samaridae. pp. 1838-1840 in Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & Allen, G.R. Fishes. In, Beesley, P.L. & Wells, A. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol. 35. Volume 35 Australia : ABRS & CSIRO Publishing Parts 1-3, 2178 pp. [1840]

Mihara, E. & Amaoka, K. 2004. Pleuronectiform fishes from New Caledonian waters. Five species of the samarid genus Plagiopsetta and Samaras (Samaridae). Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris (N.S.) [1993-2016] Tropical Deep-sea Benthos, v. 23 191: 611-635 [612]

Norman, J.R. 1934. A Systematic Monograph of the Flatfishes (Heterosomata) Psettodidae, Bothidae, Pleuronectidae. London : British Museum Vol. 1 459 pp. 317 figs. [407]

Sakamoto, K. 1984. Interrelationships of the Family Pleuronectidae (Pisces: Pleuronectiformes). Memoirs of the Faculty of Fisheries, Hokkaido University 31(1,2): 95-215 figs 1-51 [211]

Smith, M.M. & Heemstra, P.C. (eds) 1986. Smith's Sea Fishes. Johannesburg : Macmillan South Africa xx + 1047 pp. 144 pls. [865]


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)
08-Jul-2015 PLEURONECTOIDEI 26-Jun-2015 MODIFIED Dr Dianne Bray (NMV) Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)
27-Jul-2010 MODIFIED