Western Blobfish, Psychrolutes occidentalis Fricke 1990


Other Names: Western Australian Sculpin

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Bray, D.J. 2021, Psychrolutes occidentalis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 28 Nov 2022, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/1551

Western Blobfish, Psychrolutes occidentalis Fricke 1990

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Distribution

Off Shark Bay, to the Arafura Sea, northwest of Lynedoch Shoal, Northern Territory. The species also occurs off Papua New Guinea.

Etymology

The specific name is from the Latin occidentalis (= western) in reference to it's distribution in Western Australia, west of the other Australian species of Psychrolutes, P. marcidus.

Species Citation

Psychrolutes (Cottunculoides) occidentalis Fricke 1990, Japanese Journal of Ichthyology 36(4): 404, fig. 1. Typelocality: about 35 km east of Rowley Shoals, Western Australia [17°17´S, 119°57´E].

Author

Bray, D.J. 2021

Resources

Atlas of Living Australia

Western Blobfish, Psychrolutes occidentalis Fricke 1990

References


Fricke, R. 1990. A new species of psychrolutid fish from Western Australia. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology 36(4): 404-409

Fricke, R., Allen, G.R., Andréfouët, S., Chen, W.-J., et al. 2014. Checklist of the marine and estuarine fishes of Madang District, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean, with 820 new records. Zootaxa 3832(1): 1-247.

Larson, H.K., Williams, R.S. & Hammer, M.P. 2013. An annotated checklist of the fishes of the Northern Territory, Australia. Zootaxa 3696(1): 1-293

Nelson, J.S. 1999. Family Psychrolutidae. pp. 2427-2428 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 4 pp. 2069-2790.

Russell, B.C. & Houston, W. 1989. Offshore fishes of the Arafura Sea. The Beagle, Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 6(1): 69-84 (as Psychrolutes sp.)

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CAAB Code:37305002

Depth:305–704 m

Habitat:Demersal, continental slope

Max Size:11 cm SL

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