Plentiful Toby, Chelonodon dapsilis Whitley 1943


Holotype of the Plentiful Toby, Chelonodon dapsilis. Source: Mark Allen / Australian Museum. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
A mottled pale and dark grey puffer with a white belly, a prominent yellow patch below the pectoral fin, a dark grey blotch on the caudal fin, and yellowish-orange eyes.

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Bray, D.J. 2019, Chelonodon dapsilis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 22 Jan 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/1290

Plentiful Toby, Chelonodon dapsilis Whitley 1943

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Distribution

Endemic to northern Australia from Darwin, Northern Territory, to the Fitzroy River, Queensland.
Inhabits muddy and sandy areas in estuaries and coastal mangroves.

Species Citation

Chelonodon dapsilis Whitley, 1943, Proc. Linn. Soc. N. S. W. 68(3, 4): 143. Type locality: near Mackenzie Island, Fitzroy River estuary, Queensland, Australia.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2019

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Plentiful Toby, Chelonodon dapsilis Whitley 1943

References


Shao, K., Liu, M., Jing, L., Hardy, G., Leis, J.L. & Matsuura, K. 2014. Chelonodon dapsilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T193600A2245692. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-3.RLTS.T193600A2245692.en. Downloaded on 09 January 2019.

Whitley, G.P. 1943. Ichthyological descriptions and notes. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 68(3, 4): 114-144 figs 1-12 Ref. at BHL

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37467068

Conservation:IUCN Data Deficient

Danger:Poisonous

Depth:0-20 m

Habitat:Estuaries, mangroves

Native:Endemic

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