Hale's Drombus, Drombus halei Whitley 1935

Hale's Drombus, Drombus halei, in Exmouth Gulf, Western Australia, March 2018. Source: glen_whisson / iNaturalist.org. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

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Bray, D.J. 2018, Drombus halei in Fishes of Australia, accessed 25 Sep 2023, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/1337

Hale's Drombus, Drombus halei Whitley 1935

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Shark Bay, Western Australia, to Shoalwater Bay, Queensland. Inhabits shallow inshore rocky and coral-rock reefs, with sand, rubble and sandy-mud substrates. The species occasionally occurs in estuaries and near mangroves.

Species Citation

Drombus halei Whitley 1935, Records of the South Australian Museum (Adelaide) 5(3): 353, figs 4-5. Type locality: Flinders Island, Queensland.


Bray, D.J. 2018


Australian Faunal Directory

Hale's Drombus, Drombus halei Whitley 1935


Larson, H. 2012. Drombus halei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T154976A722000. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012.RLTS.T154976A722000.en. Downloaded on 17 August 2018.

Larson, H.K. & Murdy, E.O. 2001. Eleotridae, Gobiidae. pp. 3574-3604 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. 6 pp. 3381-4218.

Larson, H.K., Williams, R.S. & Hammer, M.P. 2013. An annotated checklist of the fishes of the Northern Territory, Australia. Zootaxa 3696(1): 1-293 

Whitley, G.P. 1935. Fishes from Princess Charlotte Bay, North Queensland. Records of the South Australian Museum (Adelaide) 5(3): 345-365 figs 1-11

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CAAB Code:37428112

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Habitat:Reef associated


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