Yellowfin Tripodfish, Tripodichthys angustifrons (Hollard 1854)

Other Names: Blackflag Tripodfish, Black-flag Tripodfish, Silver Leatherjacket, Tripod-fish, Tripod-fish, Yellow-fin Tripod-fish

A Yellowfin Tripodfish, Tripodichthys angustifrons. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial

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Bray, D.J. 2018, Tripodichthys angustifrons in Fishes of Australia, accessed 14 Jun 2024,

Yellowfin Tripodfish, Tripodichthys angustifrons (Hollard 1854)

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Northern Australia, from Exmouth Gulf, Western Australia, and Darwin, Northern Territory, to Byron Bay, New South Wales. Elsewhere the species occurs in Indonesia.

Species Citation

Triacanthus angustifrons Hollard 1854, Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Paris 4 4(1): 45, pl. 2(2). Type locality: Mer des Indes.


Bray, D.J. 2018


Australian Faunal Directory

Yellowfin Tripodfish, Tripodichthys angustifrons (Hollard 1854)


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CAAB Code:37464007

Depth:0-43 m

Max Size:20 cm TL

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