Animal Species:Diamondfish, Monodactylus argenteus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Standard Common Name

Diamondfish

Alternative Name/s

Butter Bream, Butterfish, Silver Batfish, Silver Moony

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.

Monodactylus argenteus

Classification

Species:
argenteus
Genus:
Monodactylus
Family:
Monodactylidae
Order:
Perciformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata

What does this mean?

References

  1.  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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