Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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CAAB: 37234011

Species Zenarchopterus dispar (Valenciennes, 1847)

Spoonfin River Garfish, Spoon-fin Garfish, Spoonfin River Halfbeak, Viviparous Garfish

Generic Combinations


Miscellaneous Literature Names




Northern Territory, Queensland

Extra Distribution Information

Blackmore River, NT and creek on Lizard Island (14º40´S) and Escape River, Cape York to Olden Island, Island (20º06´S), QLD; tropical, Indo-west Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NT, Qld: Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Wet Tropics (WT)


Cocos (Keeling) Island Province (22), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Estuary, freshwater, inshore, pelagic.

Extra Ecological Information

Depth range: 1-10 m, usually in mouths of rivers.


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)
29-Mar-2018 BELONIFORMES 20-Jun-2017 MODIFIED Dr Dianne Bray (NMV) Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)
27-Jul-2010 MODIFIED