Animal Species:Scott's Shore Eel, Alabes scotti Hutchins & Morrison, 2004

Scott's Shore Eel, Alabes scotti

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Standard Common Name

Scott's Shore Eel

Identification

The species can be recognised by its distinctive colouration.  There are 5 dark bands anteriorly on the body interspersed with white lines.

Size range

It grows to about 5 cm in length.

Distribution

The species is only known from Australian waters.

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.

Alabes scotti

Classification

Species:
scotti
Genus:
Alabes
Family:
Gobiesocidae
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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