Common Stinkfish, Foetorepus calauropomus Click to enlarge image
A Common Stinkfish at a depth of 8 m, Ship Rock, Port Hacking, New South Wales, 28 Apr 2012. Image: Erik Schlögl
© Erik Schlögl

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    calauropomus
    Genus
    Foetorepus
    Family
    Callionymidae
    Order
    Perciformes
    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    35 cm TL

Introduction

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

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.



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.