Argyrops notialis Iwatsuki & Heemstra 2018

Argyrops notialis from Western Australia. Source: Chris Dowling / Flickr. License: All rights reserved

This species was previously misidentified in part as Argyrops spinifer.

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Bray, D.J. 2021, Argyrops notialis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 20 Apr 2024,

Argyrops notialis Iwatsuki & Heemstra 2018

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Endemic to Western Australia, from south of Perth to Port Hedland.


Dorsal fin XI,10; Anal fin III,8-9; Pectoral fin 15; Lateral line (pored scales) 50-51; Scales above lateral line 7.5-8.5; Scales below lateral line 17.5-18.5; Gill rakers 5-6 + 1 + 9-10 = 15-17.  
Preorbital length about equal to pupil diameter.


The specific name is from the Latin notialis (= southern), in reference to the Southern Hemisphere distribution of this species (type locality Western Australia).

Species Citation

Argyrops notialis Iwatsuki & Heemstra 2018, Zootaxa 4438(3): 412, Figs. 2B, 3B, 4B. Type locality: Off Carnarvon, near mouth of Shark Bay, Western Australia


Bray, D.J. 2021


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Argyrops notialis Iwatsuki & Heemstra 2018


Iwatsuki, Y. & Heemstra, P.C. 2018. Taxonomic review of the genus Argyrops (Perciformes; Sparidae) with three new species from the Indo-West Pacific. Zootaxa 4438(3): 401-442.

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CAAB Code:37353019


Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:50-200 m

Habitat:Muddy & sandy areas

Max Size:30 cm SL

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