Animal Species:Broad Duckbill, Enigmapercis reducta Whitley, 1936
Broad Duckbill is a small, rarely seen fish, with a pointed snout. It usually lives on (and in) sandy substrates.
Standard Common Name
Broad Sand-diver, Broad Sandfish, Reduced Grubfish
It grows to about 9 cm in total length.
Widespread throughout Australia's temperate marine 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.
Distribution by collection data
At depths from 1 m to about 150 m.
- Gomon, M.F., Bray, D. & R.H. Kuiter (Eds). 2008. The Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Reed New Holland. Pp. 928.
- 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