Hardscale Sole, Phyllichthys sclerolepis (Macleay 1878)

Other Names: Hard Scaled Sole, Sharp-headed Sole

A Hardscale Sole, Phyllichthys sclerolepis, from Darwin, Northern Territory. Source: John E. Randall / MorphBank. License: CC By Attribution-NonCommercial

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Hardscale Sole, Phyllichthys sclerolepis (Macleay 1878)

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Endemic to northern Australia, from Darwin, Northern Territory, to Moreton Bay, Queensland.

Species Citation

Synaptura sclerolepis Macleay 1878, Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 1 2(4): 363, pl.10 (fig.4). Type locslity: Port Darwin, NT.


Bray, D.J. 2018


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Hardscale Sole, Phyllichthys sclerolepis (Macleay 1878)


Chapleau, F. & Keast, A. 1988. A phylogenetic reassessment of the monophyletic status of the Family Soleidae, with comments on the suborder Soleoidei (Pisces: Pleuronectiformes). Canadian Journal of Zoology 66: 2797-2810 figs 1-19

Johnson, J.W. 1999. Annotated checklist of the fishes of Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 43(2): 709-762 

Larson, H.K. & Williams, R.S. 1997. Darwin Harbour fishes: a survey and annotated checklist. pp. 339-380 in Hanley, H.R., Caswell, G., Megirian, D. & Larson, H.K. (eds). The Marine Flora and Fauna of Darwin Harbour, Northern Territory, Australia. Proceedings of the Sixth International Marine Biology Workshop. Darwin : Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory 466 pp. 

Macleay, W.J. 1878. The fishes of Port Darwin. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 1 2(4): 344-367 pls 7-10 

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

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.

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CAAB Code:37462031

Depth:0-50 m

Habitat:Estuaries, bays, mangroves


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