Hicks' Toadfish, Torquigener hicksi Hardy 1983

Other Names: Hick's Toadfish

Hicks' Toadfish, Torquigener hicksi. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

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Bray, D.J. 2019, Torquigener hicksi in Fishes of Australia, accessed 07 Jul 2020,

Hicks' Toadfish, Torquigener hicksi Hardy 1983

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Off Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea, Northwest Shelf (and possibly south to Rottnest Island, Western Australia, to north of Darwin, Northern Territory, and off the northern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, to Wreck Bay, New South Wales.

Species Citation

Torquigener hicksi Hardy 1983, Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 13(1/2): 25. Type locality: north-east of Cape Moreton, Queensland.


Bray, D.J. 2019


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Hicks' Toadfish, Torquigener hicksi Hardy 1983


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Shao, K., Liu, M., Jing, L., Hardy, G., Leis, J.L. & Matsuura, K. 2014. Torquigener hicksi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T193735A2268970. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-3.RLTS.T193735A2268970.en. Downloaded on 07 June 2019.

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CAAB Code:37467026

Conservation:IUCN Data Deficient


Depth:50-252 m

Max Size:13 cm TL


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