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Genus Urolophus Müller & Henle, 1837



Urolophus neocaledoniensis Séret & Last 2003 is known from the Chesterfield Islands, New Caledonia and the Norfolk Ridge, north of Norfolk Island and is likely to occur in Australian waters.


Excluded Taxa


UROLOPHIDAE: Urolophus aurantiacus Müller & Henle, 1841 — Masuda, H., Amaoka, K., Araga, C., Uyeno, T. & Yoshino, T. (eds) 1984. The Fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Tokyo : Tokai University Press Vol. 1–2 437 pp. 247 figs 370 pls. [15] (original description included southern Australia, but currently known from southern Japan to East China Sea)




New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

East-Indo-west Pacific

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Transition (1), Southeast Transition (11), Central Eastern Province (12), Lord Howe Province (14), Central Eastern Transition (15), Kenn Transition (16), Kenn Province (17), Northeast Province (18), Northeast Transition (19), Timor Province (2), Cape Province (20), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Northwest Transition (3), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Southwest Shelf Province (31), Great Australian Bight Shelf Transition (32), Spencer Gulf Shelf Province (33), Western Bass Strait Shelf Transition (34), Bass Strait Shelf Province (35), Tasmanian Shelf Province (36), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northwest Province (4), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41), Central Western Transition (5), Central Western Province (6), Southern Province (8)

Other Regions

Coral Sea Islands Territory

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)
05-Aug-2022 MYLIOBATIFORMES 05-Aug-2022 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese Dr Matthew Lockett
16-Apr-2012 17-Oct-2019 MODIFIED
25-Mar-2010 MODIFIED