Overview

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Biology

General appearance similar to A. parvula, but is smaller in size and occurs in waters of much greater depth (Ref. 76765).
  • Hutchins, B. 2006 Description of two new species of shore-eels (Gobiesocidae: Cheilobranchinae: Alabes) from South-eastern Australia and Norfolk Island. Mem. Mus. Victoria 63(1):25-28. (Ref. 76765)
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Distribution

Australia: Tasmania.
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Eastern Indian Ocean: western Tasmania, Australia.
  • Hutchins, B. 2006 Description of two new species of shore-eels (Gobiesocidae: Cheilobranchinae: Alabes) from South-eastern Australia and Norfolk Island. Mem. Mus. Victoria 63(1):25-28. (Ref. 76765)
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

3.9 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 76765))
  • Hutchins, B. 2006 Description of two new species of shore-eels (Gobiesocidae: Cheilobranchinae: Alabes) from South-eastern Australia and Norfolk Island. Mem. Mus. Victoria 63(1):25-28. (Ref. 76765)
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Diagnostic Description

This species is distinguished by the combination of its moderately large gill opening(width 3.1-3.7 in HL), somewhat smaller pelvic fin rudiment (width 1.4-1.6 in gill opening) consisting of 2 apparent fin rays in each half, 4 cephalic pores (1 POP, 1 ANP, 2 LP) in thelateral line system, and its unique colour pattern (Ref. 76765).
  • Hutchins, B. 2006 Description of two new species of shore-eels (Gobiesocidae: Cheilobranchinae: Alabes) from South-eastern Australia and Norfolk Island. Mem. Mus. Victoria 63(1):25-28. (Ref. 76765)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 160 - 348 m (Ref. 76765)
  • Hutchins, B. 2006 Description of two new species of shore-eels (Gobiesocidae: Cheilobranchinae: Alabes) from South-eastern Australia and Norfolk Island. Mem. Mus. Victoria 63(1):25-28. (Ref. 76765)
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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