Wicker-work Sole, Zebrias craticula (McCulloch 1916)

Other Names: Wicker Work Sole, Zebra Sole

A Wicker-work Sole, Zebrias craticula, from Western Australia. Source: Chris Dowling / FishBase. License: All rights reserved

Head and body with more than 20 numerous narrow dark brown bands with black margins, and often an indistinct band running through the pale interspaces.

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Bray, D.J. 2019, Zebrias craticula in Fishes of Australia, accessed 28 Oct 2021, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/2183

Wicker-work Sole, Zebrias craticula (McCulloch 1916)

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Endemic to northern Australia, from the Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia, around the tropical north to east of Elliot Heads, Queensland.

Species Citation

Synaptura craticula McCulloch 1916, Mem. Qld Mus. 5: 62, pl.9 (fig.1). Type locality: near Bowen, QLD. 


Bray, D.J. 2019


Atlas of Living Australia

Wicker-work Sole, Zebrias craticula (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. 

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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

Marshall, T.C. 1964. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coastal Waters of Queensland. Sydney : Angus & Robertson 566 pp. 136 pls. 

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

Munroe, T.A. 2001. Soleidae, Cynoglossidae. pp. 3878-3901 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. 6 pp. 3381-4218. (as Zebrias craticulus)

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 (as Brachirus craticulus)

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. 

Whitley, G.P. 1964. A survey of Australian Ichthyology. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 89(1): 11-127 (as Strabozebrias craticulus)

Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37462003

Depth:0-200 m

Habitat:Soft bottom areas

Max Size:15 cm TL


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