Western Australian Banjofish, Banjos banjos brevispinus (Richardson 1846)

Other Names: Banjos, Banjosid

A Banjofish, Banjos banjos, trawled off Ballina, New South Wales, in 135 m. Source: Ken Graham / NSW Fisheries. License: All rights reserved

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Bray, D.J. 2017, Banjos banjos brevispinus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 21 Nov 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/4453

Western Australian Banjofish, Banjos banjos brevispinus (Richardson 1846)

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North West Cape (21º47´S) to Rankin Rank, Northwest Shelf (19º40´S), WA and off southern QLD to northern NSW. Also off Lord Howe Island. Elsewhere in the tropical, west Pacific


Diagnosis. A subspecies of Banjos banjos distinguished from other subspecies by the following combination of characters: least interorbital width 5.8–8.1 (mean 6.8) % of SL; first dorsal-fin spine length 4.5–8.0 (6.1) % of SL; second dorsal-fin spine length 11.2–18.3 (14.0) % of SL; eighth dorsal-fin spine length 9.5–18.7 (12.5) % of SL.


The subspecific name brevispinis is derived from the Latin word meaning 'short-spine', alluding to the subspecies possessing relatively short dorsal-fin spines, compared with B. b. banjos.


Bray, D.J. 2017

Western Australian Banjofish, Banjos banjos brevispinus (Richardson 1846)


Matsunuma, M. & Motomura, H. 2017. Review of the genus Banjos (Perciformes: Banjosidae) with descriptions of two new species and a new subspecies. Ichthyological Research DOI 10.1007/s10228-016-0569-9 Open access

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CAAB Code:37322001

Depth:122–288 m

Max Size:28 cm SL

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