Owstonia tosaensis Kamohara 1934

Owstonia tosaensis, from Taiwan, ASIZP 60461, 173 mm SL. Source: Sandra Raredon, Fig 80 in Smith-Vaniz & Johnson (2016) Zootaxa 4187(1). License: CC BY Attribution

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Bray, D.J. 2022, Owstonia tosaensis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 24 Mar 2023, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/5385

Owstonia tosaensis Kamohara 1934

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North of Monte Bello Islands, Western Australia in 209 m. Elsewhere the species occurs in the Philippines, Taiwan and Japan.


This species has previously been misidentified as Sphenanthias sibogae and Owstonia pectinifer.

Species Citation

Owstonia tosaensis Kamohara 1934, Dobutsugaku Zasshi (Zoological Magazine Tokyo) 46(459): 301, fig.. Type locality: off Kochi Prefecture, Japan.


Bray, D.J. 2022


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Owstonia tosaensis Kamohara 1934


Endo, H., Liao, Y.-C. & Matsuura, K. 2015. Owstonia kamoharai (Perciformes: Cepolidae), a new bandfish from Japan. Ichthyological Research 63(1): 31-38 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10228-015-0468-5

Kamohara, T. 1934. Supplementary notes on fishes in Kochi. Dobutsugaku Zasshi (Zoological Magazine Tokyo) 46(459): 299-303 

Kamohara, T. 1934. Supplementary notes on fishes in Kochi. Dobutsugaku Zasshi (Zoological Magazine Tokyo) 46(549): 299-303.

Liao, Y.-C., Reyes, R.B., Jr. & Shao, K.-T. 2009. A new bandfish, Owstonia sarmiento (Pisces: Perciformes: Cepolidae: Owstoniinae), from the Philippines with a key to the species of the genus. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 57: 521-515. https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12348/1424

Liao, Y.-C., Reyes, R.B., Jr. & Shao, K.-T. 2022. Owstonia aurora (Perciformes: Cepolidae: Owstoniinae), a new bandfish from the Philippines. Zootaxa 5189(1): 122-130. https://doi.org/10.11646/ZOOTAXA.5189.1.14

Mok, H.-K. 1988. Osteological evidence for the monophyly of Cepolidae and Owstoniidae. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology 34(4): 507-508.

Smith-Vaniz, W.F. & Johnson, G.D. 2016. Hidden diversity in deep-water bandfishes: review of Owstonia with descriptions of twenty-one new species (Teleostei: Cepolidae: Owstoniinae). Zootaxa 4187(1): 1–103 https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4187.1.1

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CAAB Code:37380019

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:40 cm TL

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