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Banjofish, Banjosids

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18 April 2011 - Matthew M. Lockett, Douglass F. Hoese, Gerald R. Allen & Norbert J. Cross

December 2006 - Gerald R. Allan & Norbert J. Cross


The family Banjosidae comprises a single genus and species, Banjos banjos. It has been collected off the Western Australian, Queensland and New South Wales coasts and southern Indonesia, and is also known from China, southern Japan and Korea. It is an inshore fish that grows to a maximum standard length of about 30 cm. The most recent account of the banjofish family was by Fowler (1972).


General References

Beesley, P.L. & Wells, A. (eds) 2006. Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35 Australia : ABRS & CSIRO Publishing Parts 1-3, 2178 pp. [1078]

Fowler, H.W. 1972. A Synopsis of the Fishes of China. Netherlands : Antiquariaat Junk Vol. 1 690 pp., figs 1-119.


Common Name References

Paxton, J.R., Hoese, D.F., Allen, G.R. & Hanley, J.E. (eds) 1989. Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Pisces: Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Canberra : Australian Government Publishing Service Vol. 7 665 pp. [538] (Banjofish)

Sainsbury, K.J., Kailola, P.J. & Leyland, G.G. 1985. Continental Shelf Fishes of Northern and North-Western Australia. Canberra : Fisheries Information Service 375 pp. figs & pls. [142] (Banjosids)


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)
09-Nov-2012 09-Nov-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)