Harpagifer bispinis (Forster 1801)

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Bray, D.J. 2019, Harpagifer bispinis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 16 Apr 2024, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/5496

Harpagifer bispinis (Forster 1801)

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Recorded from the Australian Territory of Macquarie Island in the Southern Ocean. Elsewhere the species occurs in Antarctic waters and in the Southern Atlantic.

Species Citation

Batrachus bispinis Forster, in Bloch & Schneider 1801, Systema Ichthyologiae: 45. Type locality: Tierra del Fuego.


Bray, D.J. 2019


Australian Faunal Directory

Harpagifer bispinis (Forster 1801)


Balushkin, A.V. 2000. Morphology, classification, and evolution of notothenioid fishes of the Southern Ocean (Notothenioidei, Perciformes). Journal of Ichthyology 40(Supplement 1): 74-109 

Eastman, J.T. & Eakin, R.R. 2000. An updated species list for notothenioid fish (Perciformes; Notothenioidei), with comments on Antarctic species. Archive of Fishery and Marine Research 48(1): 11-20 

Forster, J.R. in Bloch, M.E. & Schneider, J.G. 1801. Systema Ichthyologiae Iconibus ex Illustratum. Berlin. 584 pp. 110 pls 

Hureau, J.-C 1990. Harpagiferidae. pp. 357-363 in Gon, O. & Heemstra, P.C. (eds). Fishes of the Southern Ocean. Grahamstown : J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology 462 pp.

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CAAB Code:37405007

Depth:40-50 m

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