Plentiful Toby, Chelonodon dapsilis Whitley 1943

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

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 03 Dec 2022,

Plentiful Toby, Chelonodon dapsilis Whitley 1943

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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.


Bray, D.J. 2019


Australian Faunal Directory

Plentiful Toby, Chelonodon dapsilis Whitley 1943


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. 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

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CAAB Code:37467068

Conservation:IUCN Data Deficient


Depth:0-20 m

Habitat:Estuaries, mangroves


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