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CAAB: 37232069

Species Sphagemacrurus pumiliceps (Alcock, 1894)

Dwarf Whiptail, Dwarf Rattail



New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

West of Bunbury (33°18´S, 114°11'E) to off North West Cape (21°59´S, 113°08'E), WA and east of Cape York (11°32´S), QLD, also Lord Howe Plateau and Norfolk Ridge; tropical, widespread Indo-west Pacific (East Africa to Taiwan and Fiji).

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Lord Howe Province (14), Kenn Transition (16), Kenn Province (17), Northeast Province (18), Northeast Transition (19), Cape Province (20), Norfolk Island Province (21), Central Western Transition (5), Central Western Province (6), Southwest Transition (7)

Other Regions

Coral Sea Islands Territory

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental slope.

Extra Ecological Information

792-1700 m


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)
31-Jul-2018 MACROURIDAE 16-May-2018 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese Dr Matthew Lockett
26-Nov-2015 GADIFORMES 18-Nov-2015 MODIFIED Dr Dianne Bray (NMV) Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)
27-Jul-2010 MODIFIED