Wood's Siphonfish, Siphamia cephalotes Click to enlarge image
A school of Wood's Siphonfish in the typical head-down pose at a depth of 2 m, Broadway, Glenelg, South Australia 15 February 2011. Image: David Muirhead
© David Muirhead

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    cephalotes
    Genus
    Siphamia
    Family
    Apogonidae
    Order
    Perciformes
    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia

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

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.