Australian Biological Resources Study

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CAAB: 37327115

Species Siphamia cuneiceps Whitley, 1941

Wedgehead Siphonfish, Siphon Fish, Wedge-headed Siphon-fish




Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Woodman Point (32º08´S) to Shark Bay (25º51´S), WA, Darwin, NT and Cape York to Moreton Bay, QLD; temperate

Australian Endemic.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Southwest Shelf Province (31), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Inshore, marine, soft bottom.

Extra Ecological Information

1-30 m.


Common Name References

Munro, I.S.R. 1961. Handbook of Australian fishes. Nos 1–42. Australian Fisheries Newsletter 15–17, 19, 20: 1-172 [published as separates 1956–1961] [138] (Wedge-headed Siphon-fish)

Seafood Services Australia 2008. Australian Fish Names Standard. (Wedgehead Siphonfish)

Whitley, G.P. 1941. Ichthyological notes and illustrations. The Australian Zoologist 10(1): 1-50 figs 1-32 pls 1-2 [29] (Siphon Fish)


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)
09-Jan-2014 APOGONIDAE 13-Nov-2013 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
12-Dec-2012 12-Dec-2012 MODIFIED
30-Mar-2010 MODIFIED