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CAAB: 37445017

Species Schedophilus maculatus Günther, 1860

Raft-fish, Pelagic Butterfish, Raft Fish

Compiler and date details

24 September 2013 - Douglass F. Hoese, Dianne J. Bray & Matthew M. Lockett

20 December 2006 - Douglass F. Hoese & Dianne J. Bray




New South Wales, Victoria

Extra Distribution Information

Moreton Bay, QLD (27°05'S) to Bass Strait, VIC (39°04'S), also Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island; temperate, possibly circumglobal, but other species often misidentified as this species.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Central Eastern Province (12), Lord Howe Province (14), Norfolk Island Province (21), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39)

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Ecological Descriptors

Continental shelf, continental slope, pelagic.


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-Oct-2013 STROMATEOIDEI 08-Oct-2013 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)
12-Feb-2010 (import)