Trachichthys australis Shaw, 1799
Roughy
Trachichthys australis
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Trachichthyidae (Slimeheads)
Max. size:  15 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 1 - 1557 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: Prevalent off southwest Australia, in the Great Australian Bight, and in the waters off Tasmania, New South Wales and south Queensland.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found in coastal shallow water (Ref. 9872). Also in Ref. 9137.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 09.11.95
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 19.08.03

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