Spotted Sole, Phyllichthys punctatus McCulloch 1916

A Spotted Sole, Phyllichthys punctatus, on Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia, August 2018. Source: glen_whisson / License: CC By Attribution-NonCommercial

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Spotted Sole, Phyllichthys punctatus McCulloch 1916

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Endemic to Western Australia, from Busselton to east of Cape Londonderry.

Species Citation

Phyllichthys punctatus McCulloch 1916, Mem. Qld Mus. 5: 67. Type locality: Busselton, Geographe Bay, Western Australia.


Bray, D.J. 2018


Australian Faunal Directory

Spotted Sole, Phyllichthys punctatus McCulloch 1916


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. 

McCulloch, A.R. 1916. Ichthyological items. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 5: 58-69 figs 1-4 pls 7-9 

Norman, J.R. 1926. A report on the flatfishes (Heterosomata) collected by the F.I.S. Endeavour, with a synopsis of the flatfishes of Australia and a revision of the subfamily Rhombosoleinae. Biological Results of the Fishing Experiments carried on by the F.I.S. Endeavour 1909-1914 5(5): 219-308 figs 1-15 

Sainsbury, K.J., Kailola, P.J. & Leyland, G.G. 1984. Continental Shelf Fishes of Northern and North-Western Australia. Canberra : Fisheries Information Service 375 pp. figs & pls.

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CAAB Code:37462005

Depth:0-200 m

Max Size:25 cm SL


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