Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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CAAB: 37122032

Species Diaphus brachycephalus Tåning, 1928

Shorthead Lanternfish, Short-headed Lantern Fish




New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Off Dirk Hartog Island (26ºS) to off Dampier (18º27´S), WA and off Lizard Island, QLD (14º30´S) to off Bega, NSW (36º31´S); tropical, Atlantic Indo-west-central Pacific.

Note that conversion of the original AFD map of states, drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones to IBRA and IMCRA regions may have produced errors. The new maps will be reviewed and corrected as updates occur. The maps may not indicate the entire distribution. See further details below.
IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)
drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)


Southeast Transition (11), Central Eastern Province (12), Tasman Basin Province (13), Central Eastern Transition (15), Kenn Transition (16), Kenn Province (17), Northeast Province (18), Northeast Transition (19), Cape Province (20), Central Western Transition (5), Central Western Province (6), Southwest Transition (7)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • New South Wales: SE oceanic
    • Queensland: NE oceanic, SE oceanic
    • Western Australia: W oceanic

Ecological Descriptors



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)
27-Jul-2010 MODIFIED