Enigmapercis reducta IA.7024 Click to enlarge image
Holotype from the Ichthyology collection of Enigmapercis redact. Image: Mark Allen
© Australian Museum

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    reducta
    Genus
    Enigmapercis
    Family
    Percophidae
    Order
    Perciformes
    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
  • Size Range
    It grows to about 9 cm in total length.

Introduction

Broad Duckbill is a small, rarely seen fish, with a pointed snout. It usually lives on (and in) sandy substrates.

Habitat

At depths from 1 m to about 150 m.

Distribution

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.



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.