McCulloch's Scalyfin, Parma mccullochi Whitley 1929

Other Names: Common Scalyfin, Mcculloch's Parma, Mccullochs Scalyfin

McCulloch's Scalyfin, Parma mccullochi, at the wreck of the HMAS Swan, Geographe Bay, Western Australia, April 2006. Source: Erik Schlogl / License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

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McCulloch's Scalyfin, Parma mccullochi Whitley 1929

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Endemic to Western Australia, from the Recherche Archipelago to Kalbarri.

Species Citation

Parma mccullochi Whitley 1929, Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 9(3): 228. Type locality: Rottnest Island, Western Australia.


Bray, D.J. 2019


Australian Faunal Directory

McCulloch's Scalyfin, Parma mccullochi Whitley 1929


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Hutchins, J.B. 2001. Biodiversity of shallow reef fish assemblages in Western Australia using a rapid censusing technique. Records of the Western Australian Museum 20: 247-270 

Kuiter, R.H. 1994. Family Pomacentridae. pp. 668-675, figs 586-591 in Gomon, M.F., Glover, C.J.M. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds). The Fishes of Australia's South Coast. Adelaide : State Printer 992 pp. 810 figs. 

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Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37372093

Depth:2-35 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:20 cm SL


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