Western Frogfish, Batrachomoeus occidentalis Hutchins 1976

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Western Frogfish, Batrachomoeus occidentalis Hutchins 1976

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NW of Rottnest Island, Western Australia, to the Arafura Sea north of Goulburn Island, Northern Territory.

Species Citation

Batrachomoeus occidentalis Hutchins 1976, Rec. W.A. Mus. 4(1): 23. Type locality: Exmouth Gulf, WA, 14-20 m. 


Bray, D.J. 2017


Australian Faunal Directory

Western Frogfish, Batrachomoeus occidentalis Hutchins 1976


Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls. 

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Hutchins, J.B. 1976. A revision of the Australian frogfishes. Records of the Western Australian Museum 4(1): 3-43 figs 1-17 

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CAAB Code:37205001

Depth:20-200 m

Max Size:20 cm TL


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