Marbled Fortescue, Centropogon marmoratus Günther 1862


Other Names: Bullrout, Cobbler, Devil Fish, Soldierfish, South Australian Cobbler

A Marbled Fortescue, Centropogon marmoratus. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial


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Bray, D.J. 2019, Centropogon marmoratus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 17 Sep 2019, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/4045

Marbled Fortescue, Centropogon marmoratus Günther 1862

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Distribution

Gladstone to Moreton Bay, Queensland. The Marbled Fortescue may be more widespread as it has long been confused with the Eastern Fortescue, Centropogon australis.

Similar Species

Differs from the Eastern Fortescue, Centropogon australis, in having the jaw of moderate length, 15-19% SL (versus 10-15%), relatively weak interorbital ridges,amarbled pattern on the body,and in lacking a broad naked area below the anterior part of the spinous dorsal fin.

Species Citation

Centropogon marmoratus Günther 1862, Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1862(2): 190 [3], pl. 27(fig. B). Type locality: Moreton Bay, Queensland.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2019

Resources

Atlas of Living Australia

Marbled Fortescue, Centropogon marmoratus Günther 1862

References


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De Vis, C.W. 1884. Fishes from South Sea islands. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 8(4): 445-457  (as Tetraroge vestitusSee ref at BHL

Grant, E.M. 1975. Guide to Fishes. Brisbane : Queensland Government, Co-ordinator General’s Department 640 pp.

Günther, A. 1862. Descriptions of new species of reptiles and fishes in the collection of the British Museum. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1862(2): 188-194 pls 25-27 See ref at BHL

Günther, A. 1862. Descriptions of new species of reptiles and fishes in the collection of the British Museum. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 3 11(62): 134–140

Johnson, J.W. 1999. Annotated checklist of the fishes of Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 43(2): 709-762 See ref at BHL

Johnson, J.W. 2010. Fishes of the Moreton Bay Marine Park and adjacent continental shelf waters, Queensland, Australia. pp. 299-353 in Davie, P.J.F. & Phillips, J.A. Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Marine Biological Workshop, The Marine Fauna and Flora of Moreton Bay. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 54(3)

Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. A comprehensive reference for divers and fishermen. Sydney, NSW, Australia : New Holland Publishers xvii, 434 pp.

Poss, S.G. 1999. Families Scorpaenidae, Caracanthidae, Aploactinidae. pp. 2291-2358 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 4 pp. 2069-2790.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37287102

Danger:Venomous spines

Depth:0-25 m

Native:Endemic

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