Animal Species:Common Stinkfish, Foetorepus calauropomus (Richardson, 1844)

The Common Stinkfish occurs in temperate marine waters from southern Queensland to south-western Western Australia.

Common Stinkfish, Foetorepus calauropomus

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Standard Common Name

Common Stinkfish

Alternative Name/s

Crookspined Dragonet, Hooky

Size range

35 cm TL

Distribution

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information.  Source: Atlas of Living Australia.

Foetorepus calauropomus Ozcam map of Common Stinkfish specimens in the Australian Museum.

What does this mean?

Classification

Species:
calauropomus
Genus:
Foetorepus
Family:
Callionymidae
Order:
Perciformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?

References

  1. Gomon, M.F., Bray, D. & R.H. Kuiter (Eds). 2008. The Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Reed New Holland. Pp. 928.
  2. Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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