Starry Seabat, Halieutaea sp

Starry Seabat, Halieutaea sp.. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

An undescribed deep-seabat from off Western Australia and the Northern Territory. The species is pinkish to reddish pink with fine greyish to black spots forming vermiculate or crescentic patterns on the upper surface, and red pectoral, caudal and dorsal fins with a black margin.

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Bray, D.J. 2019, Halieutaea sp in Fishes of Australia, accessed 10 Jul 2020,

Starry Seabat, Halieutaea sp

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Off Carnarvon, Western Australia, to off Cape Croker, Northern Territory.


Reddish with a vermiculate pattern on dorsal surface.


Bray, D.J. 2019


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Starry Seabat, Halieutaea sp


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. (as Halieutaea stellata)
Gloerfelt-Tarp, T. & Kailola, P.J. 1984. Trawled Fishes of Southern Indonesia and Northwest Australia. Jakarta : Dir. Gen. Fish. (Indonesia), German Tech. Coop., Aust. Dev. Ass. Bur. 406 pp. (as Halieutaea stellata)

Sainsbury, K.J., Kailola, P.J. & Leyland, G.G. 1985. Continental Shelf Fishes of Northern and North-Western Australia. Canberra : Fisheries Information Service 375 pp. figs & pls. (as Halieutaea stellata)

Russell, B.C. & Houston, W. 1989. Offshore fishes of the Arafura Sea. The Beagle 6(1): 69-84. (as Halieutaea stellata)

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CAAB Code:37212002

Depth:28-400 m

Habitat:Sandy/shelly bottoms

Max Size:30 cm TL

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