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CAAB: 37271004

Species Trachipterus trachypterus (Gmelin, 1789)

Mediterranean Dealfish, Peregrin Dealfish




Tasmania, Victoria

Extra Distribution Information

Port Phillip Bay, VIC and southern TAS, because of confusion of two species, distribution is probably more widespread; tropical, temperate, eastern Atlantic Indo-Pacific

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Tasmania Province (10), Bass Strait Shelf Province (35)

Ecological Descriptors

Epipelagic, marine, mesopelagic, oceanic.

Extra Ecological Information

0-1200 m


General References

Scott, E.O.G. 1983. Observations on some Tasmanian fishes. Part 29. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 117: 167-202 figs 1-6 pls 1-3 (as Trachipterus arawatae, in part)


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)
LAMPRIDIFORMES 17-Oct-2017 ADDED Dr Dianne Bray (NMV) Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)