Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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CAAB: 37260001

Species Anomalops katoptron (Bleeker, 1856)

Twofin Flashlightfish, Two-fin Flashlightfish





Extra Distribution Information

Osprey Reef (13º55´S) to Escape Reef (15º50´S), QLD, with lights, presumably from this species, seen on the outer barrier reef near 14ºS (R.C. Steene pers. comm.); tropical, Indo-west Pacific.

Note that conversion of the original AFD map of states, drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones to IBRA and IMCRA regions may have produced errors. The new maps will be reviewed and corrected as updates occur. The maps may not indicate the entire distribution. See further details below.
IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)
drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)


Central Eastern Transition (15), Kenn Transition (16), Kenn Province (17), Northeast Province (18), Northeast Transition (19), Cape Province (20), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Other Regions

Coral Sea Islands Territory

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • Coral Sea Islands Territory
    • Queensland: Great Barrier Reef, NE oceanic

Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef, inshore, nocturnal.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
27-Jul-2010 MODIFIED