Blotched Duckbill, Chrionema chlorotaenia McKay 1971

Blotched Duckbill, Chrionema chlorotaenia, from off northwestern Australia. Source: Thomas Gloerfelt-Tarp / FishBase. License: All rights reserved

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Bray, D.J. 2020, Chrionema chlorotaenia in Fishes of Australia, accessed 29 May 2024,

Blotched Duckbill, Chrionema chlorotaenia McKay 1971

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North-west of Shark Bay to north of Ashmore Reef in the Timor Sea, Western Australia. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical, east-Atlantic-Indo-west Pacific.

Species Citation

Chrionema chlorotaenia McKay 1971, Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 54(2): 44, fig. 4. Type locality: Indian Ocean off northwestern Australia, 17°17'00"S, 119°57'00"E, depth 350 m.


Bray, D.J. 2020


Atlas of Living Australia

Blotched Duckbill, Chrionema chlorotaenia McKay 1971


Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls. 

Allen, G.R. & Swainston, R. 1988. The Marine Fishes of North-Western Australia. A field guide for anglers and divers. Perth, WA : Western Australian Museum vi 201 pp., 70 pls. 

Gloerfelt-Tarp, T. & Kailola, P.J. 1984. Trawled Fishes of Southern Indonesia and Northwest Australia. Jakarta : Dir. Gen. Fish. (Indonesia), German Tech. Coop., Aust. Dev. Ass. Bur. 406 pp.

Iwamoto, T. & Staiger, J.C. 1976. Percophidid fishes of the genus Chrionema Gilbert. Bulletin of Marine Science 26(4): 488-498 figs 1-5 

Keenan, C.P. 1991. Phylogeny of Australian species of flatheads (Teleostei, Platycephalidae) as determined by allozyme electrophoresis. Journal of Fish Biology 39(Supplement A): 237-249 

McKay, R.J. 1971. Two new genera and five new species of percophidid fishes (Pisces : Percophididae) from Western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 54(2): 40-46 figs 1-5 See ref at BHL

Nakabo, T. (ed.) 2002. Fishes of Japan with pictorial keys to the species. English edition. Tokyo : Toikai University Press pp. 867-1749.

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CAAB Code:37393003

Depth:205-420 m

Habitat:Benthic, upper slope

Max Size:22 cm SL

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