ImageTitleSummaryAuthorDate
Acropora glauca (Brook, 1893)
Acropora glauca (Brook, 1893)

Distribution: Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the central Indo-Pacific region, north to …

19/04/2023
Acropora solitaryensis (Veron and Wallace, 1984)
Acropora solitaryensis (Veron and Wallace, 1984)

Distribution: Abundant in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the Western Indo-Pacific region. In Australia …

19/04/2023
Acropora sp. (Oken, 1815)
Acropora sp. (Oken, 1815)

Distribution: Abundant in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the Indian and Pacific Ocean, from …

19/04/2023
Agnewia tritoniformis (Blainville, 1832)
Agnewia tritoniformis (Blainville, 1832)

Distribution: Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Known from Australia and northern New Zealand. Recorded …

20/04/2023
Amoria zebra (Leach, 1814)
Amoria zebra (Leach, 1814)

Distribution: Common at inshore areas of the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Endemic to Australia. recorded from …

20/04/2023
Anadara trapezia (Deshayes, 1840)
Anadara trapezia (Deshayes, 1840)

Common Name: Sydney Cockle Distribution: Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from south eastern and …

20/04/2023
Anhinga novaehollandiae (Gould 1847)
Anhinga novaehollandiae (Gould 1847)

Common Name: Australasian Darter Distribution: Found across Australia, though not in the Great Sandy or Great Victoria …

20/04/2023
Annulobalcis sp. (Habe, 1965)
Annulobalcis sp. (Habe, 1965)

Distribution: Rare in the Solitary Islands Marine Park where it is found at outer islands and …

20/04/2023
Anous stolidus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Anous stolidus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Name: Common Noddy Distribution: Found in tropical and sub-tropical waters off the west, north and east …

20/04/2023
Antennarius pictus (Shaw and Nodder, 1794)
Antennarius pictus (Shaw and Nodder, 1794)

Common Name: Painted Anglerfish Distribution: Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the Indo-Pacific region: …

22/04/2023
Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789)
Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789)

Common Name: Australasian Pipit Distribution: Australia generally. Ecological Notes: Occupies a range of habitat types from saltmarshes to …

20/04/2023
Antigona persimilis (Iredale, 1930)
Antigona persimilis (Iredale, 1930)

Common Name: Venus Clam Distribution: Possibly common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Family represented worldwide. Distributed …

20/04/2023
Aplysia extraordinaria (Allan, 1932)
Aplysia extraordinaria (Allan, 1932)

Distribution: Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Known from the east coast of Australia and …

22/04/2023
Aplysia juliana (Quay and Gaimard, 1832)
Aplysia juliana (Quay and Gaimard, 1832)

Distribution: Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. All Australian waters including Tasmania. Circumtropical distribution in …

22/04/2023
Aplysia parvula (March, 1863)
Aplysia parvula (March, 1863)

Distribution: Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. World-wide distribution in tropical and warm temperate waters. …

22/04/2023
Ardea alba (Linnaeus, 1758)
Ardea alba (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Name: Great Egret Distribution: Great Egrets occur throughout most of the world. They are common …

20/04/2023
Ardea intermedia (Wagler, 1827)
Ardea intermedia (Wagler, 1827)

Common Name: Intermediate Egret Distribution: The Intermediate Egret can be found at wetlands throughout the northern third …

20/04/2023
Ardea pacifica (Latham, 1801)
Ardea pacifica (Latham, 1801)

Common Name: White-necked Heron Distribution: Ranges across mainland Australia and Tasmania. Ecological Notes: Commonly observed in shallow fresh …

20/04/2023
Ardeadoris rubroannulata (Rudman, 1986)
Ardeadoris rubroannulata (Rudman, 1986)

Distribution: Rare in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Known from northern New South Wales and southern …

22/04/2023
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Ardenna carneipes (Gould, 1844)

Common Name: Flesh-footed Shearwater Distribution: The species is a trans-equatorial migrant. It is widely distributed across the …

20/04/2023
Ardenna pacificus (Gmelin, 1789)
Ardenna pacificus (Gmelin, 1789)

Common Name: Wedge-tailed Shearwater Distribution: Ranges throughout the tropical Pacific and Indian Oceans generally between latitudes 35°N …

20/04/2023
Arenaria interpres (Linnaeus, 1758)
Arenaria interpres (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Name: Ruddy Turnstone Distribution: Worldwide. Coastal areas of mainland Australia and Tasmania. Ecological Notes: Observed along the …

20/04/2023
Astralium tentoriiforme (Jonas, 1845)
Astralium tentoriiforme (Jonas, 1845)

Distribution: Abundantly common throughout the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Endemic to the east coast of Australia, …

20/04/2023
Atagema albata (Burn, 1962)
Atagema albata (Burn, 1962)

Distribution: Status unknown in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from New South Wales, Victoria, South …

22/04/2023
Atagema intecta (Kelaart, 1858)
Atagema intecta (Kelaart, 1858)

Distribution: Locally common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Found throughout the tropical Indo-West Pacific. In …

22/04/2023
Austraeolis ornata (Angas, 1864)
Austraeolis ornata (Angas, 1864)

Distribution: Possibly common throughout the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from the southern half of Australia, …

22/04/2023
Austrocochlea porcata (A. Adams, 1853)
Austrocochlea porcata (A. Adams, 1853)

Distribution: Abundant in the Solitary Island Marine Park. Found around the southern coastlines of Australia from …

20/04/2023
Austrolittorina unifasciata (Gray, 1826)
Austrolittorina unifasciata (Gray, 1826)

Common Name: Banded Periwinkle Distribution: Abundant on hard surfaces of intertidal and littoral areas on rocky headlands …

20/04/2023
Baeolidia australis (Rudman, 1982)
Baeolidia australis (Rudman, 1982)

Distribution: Possibly common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from Western Australia, south through to …

22/04/2023
Baeolidia moebii (Bergh, 1888)
Baeolidia moebii (Bergh, 1888)

Distribution: Not common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from Seychelles and Tanzania, Japan, …

22/04/2023
Batillaria australis (Quoy and Gaimard, 1833)
Batillaria australis (Quoy and Gaimard, 1833)

Distribution: Abundant in coastal estuary and mangrove regions of the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Endemic to …

20/04/2023
Bembicium nanum (Lamarck, 1822)
Bembicium nanum (Lamarck, 1822)

Distribution: Common throughout hard surfaces of rocky shores in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Endemic to …

20/04/2023
Berthella stellata (Risso, 1826)
Berthella stellata (Risso, 1826)

Distribution: Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Worldwide distribution in tropical and temperate waters. In …

22/04/2023
Berthellina citrina (Ruppell and Leuckart, 1828)
Berthellina citrina (Ruppell and Leuckart, 1828)

Distribution: Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Widespread distribution throughout the Indo-Pacific region. In Australia …

22/04/2023
Biuve fulvipunctata (Baba, 1938)
Biuve fulvipunctata (Baba, 1938)

Distribution: Moderately common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Known from the Indo-Pacific region generally. In …

22/04/2023
Bornella anguilla (S. Johnson, 1984)
Bornella anguilla (S. Johnson, 1984)

Distribution: Rare in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the Indo-West Pacific region generally, including …

22/04/2023
Bornella hermanni (Angas, 1864)
Bornella hermanni (Angas, 1864)

Distribution: Possibly common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distribution through the Indo-West Pacific region generally. …

22/04/2023
Bubulcus ibis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Bubulcus ibis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Name: Cattle Egret Distribution: South-eastern, south-western and northern mainland Australia and Tasmania. Ecological Notes: Inhabits grasslands, woodlands …

20/04/2023
Bulbaeolidia alba (Risbec, 1928)
Bulbaeolidia alba (Risbec, 1928)

Distribution: Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Circum-global distribution throughout warm waters. In Australia recorded …

22/04/2023
Bullina lineata (Gray, 1825)
Bullina lineata (Gray, 1825)

Distribution: Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from Japan, Indonesia, and New Zealand. In …

22/04/2023
Bursa rhodostoma (G.B. Sowerby II, 1835 )
Bursa rhodostoma (G.B. Sowerby II, 1835 )

Common Name: Frog Shell Distribution: Uncommon to rare in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Range throughout the …

20/04/2023
Bursatella leachii (Blainville, 1817)
Bursatella leachii (Blainville, 1817)

Common Name: Ragged Sea Hare Distribution: Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the Indo-West …

22/04/2023
Butorides striata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Butorides striata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Name: Striated Heron Distribution: The Striated Heron is found along the coast of mainland Australia, from …

20/04/2023
Cabestana spengleri (Perry, 1811)
Cabestana spengleri (Perry, 1811)

Common Name: Spengler’s Triton Distribution: Common throughout the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the South-West Pacific …

20/04/2023
Calcinus sirius (Morgan, 1991)
Calcinus sirius (Morgan, 1991)

Distribution: Relatively common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from Eastern Australia, New Zealand, Norfolk …

19/04/2023
Calpurnus verrucosus (Linnaeus,1758)
Calpurnus verrucosus (Linnaeus,1758)

Distribution: Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park where most records are from the inshore islands. …

20/04/2023
Canarium mutabile (Swainson, 1821)
Canarium mutabile (Swainson, 1821)

Distribution: Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from the Indo-West Pacific region, the Red …

20/04/2023
Carminodoris nodulosa (Angas, 1864)
Carminodoris nodulosa (Angas, 1864)

Distribution: Moderately common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Found throughout the temperate waters of southern …

22/04/2023
Cellana tramoserica (Holten, 1802)
Cellana tramoserica (Holten, 1802)

Distribution: Abundantly common throughout intertidal areas of the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Endemic to Australia from …

20/04/2023
Ceratosoma amoenum (Cheeseman, 1886)
Ceratosoma amoenum (Cheeseman, 1886)

Distribution: Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Reported from Australia and New Zealand. Ecological Notes: Prefers …

22/04/2023
Ceratosoma brevicaudatum (Abraham, 1876)
Ceratosoma brevicaudatum (Abraham, 1876)

Distribution: Common throughout the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Endemic to temperate east and western coasts of …

22/04/2023
Ceratosoma tenue (Abraham, 1876)

Distribution: Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Widespread throughout tropical western Pacific and Indian …

22/04/2023
Ceyx azureus (Rafinesque, 1815)
Ceyx azureus (Rafinesque, 1815)

Common Name: Azure Kingfisher Distribution: Northern and eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania. Ecological Notes: Typically found close to …

20/04/2023
Charadrius ruficapillus (Temmnck, 1822)
Charadrius ruficapillus (Temmnck, 1822)

Common Name: Red-capped Plover, Red-capped Dotterel Distribution: The most common and widespread of Australia’s beach-nesting shorebirds. It …

20/04/2023
Charonia lampas (Linnaeus, 1758)
Charonia lampas (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Name: Knobbed Triton Distribution: Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed around southern Australia from …

20/04/2023
Chelidonura electra (Rudman, 1970)
Chelidonura electra (Rudman, 1970)

Distribution: Not commonly found in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Known from Solomon Islands, Indonesia, New …

22/04/2023
Chelidonura hirundinina (Quoy and Gaimard, 1833)
Chelidonura hirundinina (Quoy and Gaimard, 1833)

Distribution: Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Known from the Indo-West Pacific and the tropical …

22/04/2023
Chenonetta jubata (Latham, 1801)
Chenonetta jubata (Latham, 1801)

Common Name: Australian Wood Duck Distribution: Eastern and south-western mainland Australia and Tasmania. Ecological Notes: Occupies freshwater wetlands, …

20/04/2023
Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae (Stephens, 1826)
Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae (Stephens, 1826)

Common Name: Silver Gull Distribution: Mainland Australia and Tasmania. Also found in New Caledonia and New Zealand. …

20/04/2023
Chromodoris aspersa (Gould, 1852)
Chromodoris aspersa (Gould, 1852)

Distribution: Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Known from the Indo-Pacific region generally, including South …

22/04/2023
Chromodoris elisabethina (Bergh, 1877)
Chromodoris elisabethina (Bergh, 1877)

Distribution: Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Found in the tropical Indo-Pacific and South Pacific, …

22/04/2023
Chromodoris kuiteri (Rudman, 1982)
Chromodoris kuiteri (Rudman, 1982)

Distribution: Relatively common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from Queensland and northern New South …

22/04/2023
Chromodoris quagga (Bonomo and Gosliner, 2020)
Chromodoris quagga (Bonomo and Gosliner, 2020)

Distribution: Rare in the Solitary Islands. Recorded from Bali in Indonesia and Luzon in the Philippines. …

22/04/2023
Chromodoris strigata (Rudman, 1982)
Chromodoris strigata (Rudman, 1982)

Distribution: Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from the Indo-Pacific region, from the Red …

22/04/2023
Ciliopagurus strigatus (Herbst, 1804)
Ciliopagurus strigatus (Herbst, 1804)

Distribution: Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Known from East Africa, Red Sea to Australia, …

19/04/2023
Colpodaspis sp.
Colpodaspis sp.

Distribution: Status unknown in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. The genus is known from temperate southeastern …

22/04/2023
Colpodaspis thompsoni (Brown, 1979)
Colpodaspis thompsoni (Brown, 1979)

Distribution: Possibly common in the Solitary Island Marine Park. Widespread distribution throughout the Indo-Pacific region including …

22/04/2023
Conomurex luhuanus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Conomurex luhuanus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Name: Red Mouthed Stromb Distribution: Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Known from the Indo-West Pacific …

20/04/2023
Conus capitaneus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Conus capitaneus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Distribution: Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed generally through the Indo-West Pacific region. …

20/04/2023
Conus coronatus (Gmelin, 1791)
Conus coronatus (Gmelin, 1791)

Distribution: Relatively common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Found throughout the Indo-West Pacific. In Australia …

20/04/2023
Conus ebraeus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Conus ebraeus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Distribution: Possibly common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from the Indo-West Pacific region. In …

20/04/2023
Conus miliaris (Hwass in Bruguiere, 1792)
Conus miliaris (Hwass in Bruguiere, 1792)

Common Name: Thousand Spot Cone Shell Distribution: Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from the …

20/04/2023
Conus musicus (Hwass in Bruguiere, 1792)
Conus musicus (Hwass in Bruguiere, 1792)

Distribution: Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the central Indo-Pacific region. In Australia …

20/04/2023
Conus omaria (Hwass in Bruguiere, 1792)
Conus omaria (Hwass in Bruguiere, 1792)

Common Name: Omaria Cone Distribution: Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the Western and …

20/04/2023
Conus textile (Linnaeus, 1758)
Conus textile (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Name: Textile Cone Distribution: Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the Indo-West Pacific …

20/04/2023
Coralliophila radula (A. Adams, 1855)
Coralliophila radula (A. Adams, 1855)

Distribution: Reasonably common throughout the Solitary Islands Marine Park. In Australia recorded from around Geraldton in …

20/04/2023
Coralliophila squamosissima (Smith, 1876)
Coralliophila squamosissima (Smith, 1876)

Distribution: Uncommon or rare in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Found throughout the Indo-West Pacific. In …

20/04/2023
Coryphellina rubrolineata (O’Donoghue, 1929)

Distribution: Seasonally common on food source in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Generally Tropical Indo-Pacific distribution. …

22/04/2023
Cratena lineata (Eliot, 1904)
Cratena lineata (Eliot, 1904)

Distribution: Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the tropical Indo-Pacific region. In Australia …

22/04/2023
Cribrarula cribraria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Cribrarula cribraria (Linnaeus, 1758)

Distribution: Specimens have been recorded from the offshore islands in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed …

20/04/2023
Cronia aurantiaca (Hombron and Jaquinot, 1853)
Cronia aurantiaca (Hombron and Jaquinot, 1853)

Distribution: Abundant in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Known from the central and western Pacific region. …

20/04/2023
Cuspivolva draperi (Cate and Azuma in Cate, 1973)
Cuspivolva draperi (Cate and Azuma in Cate, 1973)

Distribution: Rare in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. In New South Wales has been recorded from …

20/04/2023
Cyerce cf. pavonina
Cyerce cf. pavonina

Distribution: Probably uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from the Indian Ocean at Tanzania …

22/04/2023
Cyerce nigricans (Pease, 1866)
Cyerce nigricans (Pease, 1866)

Distribution: Not commonly recorded from the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific region. …

22/04/2023
Cygnus atratus (Latham, 1790)
Cygnus atratus (Latham, 1790)

Common Name: Black Swan Distribution: Eastern and western mainland Australia and Tasmania. Ecological Notes: Occupies deep permanent water, …

20/04/2023
Cymbiola magnifica (Gebauer, 1802)
Cymbiola magnifica (Gebauer, 1802)

Common Name: Magnificent Volute Distribution: Common throughout the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Endemic to Australia and distributed …

21/04/2023
Dacosta australis (Sowerby, 1829)
Dacosta australis (Sowerby, 1829)

Common Name: Watering Pot Shell Distribution: Possibly common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Known from the …

21/04/2023
Dardanus longior (Asakura, 2006)
Dardanus longior (Asakura, 2006)

Distribution: Rare in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from the Line and Phoenix Islands and …

19/04/2023
Dendrodoris fumata (Ruppell and Leuckart, 1830)
Dendrodoris fumata (Ruppell and Leuckart, 1830)

Distribution: Possibly common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from the Indo-West Pacific Region, including …

22/04/2023
Dendrodoris guttata (Odhner, 1917)
Dendrodoris guttata (Odhner, 1917)

Distribution: Possibly seasonally common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Known from the Indo-Pacific region generally, …

22/04/2023
Dendrodoris krusensternii (Gray, 1850)
Dendrodoris krusensternii (Gray, 1850)

Distribution: Uncommon to rare within the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Found throughout South Africa and Indo-West …

22/04/2023
Dendrodoris nigra (Stimpson, 1855)
Dendrodoris nigra (Stimpson, 1855)

Distribution: Possibly common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Known from tropical and warm temperate …

22/04/2023
Dermatobranchus primus (Baba, 1976)
Dermatobranchus primus (Baba, 1976)

Distribution: Uncommon to rare in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distribution unknown but specimens recorded from …

22/04/2023
Dermatobranchus sp. (van Hasselt, 1824.)
Dermatobranchus sp. (van Hasselt, 1824.)

Distribution: Unknown status in the Solitary Island Marine Park. The Family may be found throughout coastal …

23/04/2023
Dicathais orbita (Gmelin, 1791)
Dicathais orbita (Gmelin, 1791)

Common Name: Cartrut Shell Distribution: Abundant throughout the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Endemic to Australia where it …

21/04/2023
Diminovula margarita (G.B. Sowerby II, 1828 )
Diminovula margarita (G.B. Sowerby II, 1828 )

Distribution: Rare in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the Indo-West Pacific. In Australia, recorded …

21/04/2023
Dolabella auricularia (Lightfoot, 1786)
Dolabella auricularia (Lightfoot, 1786)

Distribution: Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the Indo-West Pacific and North-West …

23/04/2023
Dolabrifera brazieri (Sowerby, 1870)
Dolabrifera brazieri (Sowerby, 1870)

Distribution: Probably common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park but rarely seen due to small size …

23/04/2023
Dolabrifera dolabrifera (Rang, 1828)
Dolabrifera dolabrifera (Rang, 1828)

Distribution: Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Circumtropical distribution in warm tropical and subtropical waters. …

23/04/2023
Doriopsilla miniata (Alder and Hancock, 1864)
Doriopsilla miniata (Alder and Hancock, 1864)

Distribution: Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the Indo-West Pacific region, South Africa, …

23/04/2023
Doriopsis pecten (Collingwood, 1881)
Doriopsis pecten (Collingwood, 1881)

Distribution: Uncommon to rare in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Found throughout the Indo-West Pacific region. …

23/04/2023
Doriprismatica atromarginata (Cuvier, 1804)
Doriprismatica atromarginata (Cuvier, 1804)

Distribution: Very common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the Indo-West Pacific region. In …

23/04/2023
Doris cameroni (Allan, 1947)
Doris cameroni (Allan, 1947)

Distribution: Possibly common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Known from northern New South Wales south …

23/04/2023
Doris chrysoderma (Angas, 1864)
Doris chrysoderma (Angas, 1864)

Distribution: Relatively common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Found in temperate waters around the southern …

23/04/2023
Doris immonda (Risbec, 1928)
Doris immonda (Risbec, 1928)

Distribution: Uncommon to rare in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Widespread throughout the Indo-Pacific, north to …

23/04/2023
Dromaius novaehollandiae (Latham, 1790)
Dromaius novaehollandiae (Latham, 1790)

Common Name: Emu Distribution: Found throughout Australia. Locally found in coastal areas, including beaches, from Red Rock …

20/04/2023
Drupa ricinus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Drupa ricinus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Distribution: Rare in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the Indo-West Pacific region. In Australia …

21/04/2023
Echinometra sp. (Gray, 1825)
Echinometra sp. (Gray, 1825)

Distribution: Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout tropical Indo-West Pacific region. In Australia …

19/04/2023
Egretta novaehollandiae (Latham, 1790)
Egretta novaehollandiae (Latham, 1790)

Common Name: White-faced Heron Distribution: Found throughout the Australian mainland and Tasmania, and most coastal islands. It …

20/04/2023
Egretta sacra (Gmelin, 1789)
Egretta sacra (Gmelin, 1789)

Common Name: Pacific Reef Heron Distribution: Widely distributed across southern Asia and Oceania. In Australia, the species …

20/04/2023
Elanus axillaris (Latham, 1801)
Elanus axillaris (Latham, 1801)

Common Name: Black-shouldered Kite Distribution: Mainland Australia. Ecological Notes: Black-shouldered Kites are usually observed perched on power lines …

20/04/2023
Elysia ornata (Swainson, 1840)
Elysia ornata (Swainson, 1840)

Distribution: Relatively common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Circumtropical distribution, recorded from the Indo-Pacific region, …

23/04/2023
Elysia pusilla (Bergh, 1871)
Elysia pusilla (Bergh, 1871)

Distribution: Possibly common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the Indo-Pacific region, from India …

23/04/2023
Elysia sp.
Elysia sp.

Distribution: Seasonably common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Probably restricted to the South Pacific region, …

23/04/2023
Entomyzon cyanotis (Latham, 1801)
Entomyzon cyanotis (Latham, 1801)

Common name: Blue-faced Honeyeater Distribution: Northern and eastern Australia, absent from Tasmania. Ecological notes: Rainforest fringes, …

30/08/2023
Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus (Latham, 1790)
Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus (Latham, 1790)

Common Name: Black-necked Stork Distribution: Northern and eastern Australia, widespread throughout monsoonal areas but less common in …

20/04/2023
Epitonium pyramidale (G. B. Sowerby II, 1844)
Epitonium pyramidale (G. B. Sowerby II, 1844)

Distribution: Rare in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from the Western Central Pacific region and …

21/04/2023
Erronea caurica (Linnaeus, 1758)
Erronea caurica (Linnaeus, 1758)

Distribution: Common throughout the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the Indo-West Pacific. In Australia recorded …

21/04/2023
Esacus magnirostris (Vieillot, 1818)
Esacus magnirostris (Vieillot, 1818)

Common Name: Beach Stone-curlew Distribution: Northern and eastern Australia coastlines. The species has largely disappeared from the …

20/04/2023
Facelina newcombi (Angas, 1864)
Facelina newcombi (Angas, 1864)

Distribution: Possibly common in the Solitary Islands Marine Pak. Known from Angourie in northern New South …

23/04/2023
Falco cenchroides (Vigors & Horsefield, 1827)
Falco cenchroides (Vigors & Horsefield, 1827)

Common Name: Nankeen Kestrel Distribution: Nankeen Kestrels range across most areas of Australia and are also found …

20/04/2023
Fregata ariel (Gray, 1845)
Fregata ariel (Gray, 1845)

Common Name: Lesser Frigatebird Distribution: Occurs over tropical and subtropical waters across the Indian and Pacific Oceans, …

20/04/2023
Fregata minor (Gmelin, 1789)
Fregata minor (Gmelin, 1789)

Common Name: Great Frigatebird Distribution: Major nesting populations are located in the tropical Pacific, including the Coral …

20/04/2023
Glaucilla bennettae (Churchill, Valdes and Foighil, 2014)
Glaucilla bennettae (Churchill, Valdes and Foighil, 2014)

Distribution: Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Frequents open ocean throughout the Tropical Indo-Western Pacific …

23/04/2023
Glaucus atlanticus (Forster, 1777)
Glaucus atlanticus (Forster, 1777)

Distribution: Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Circumtropical in temperate and tropical waters. Recorded from …

23/04/2023
Glossodoris aeruginosa (Rudman, 1995)
Glossodoris aeruginosa (Rudman, 1995)

Distribution: Rare in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from the Western Pacific region; New Caledonia …

23/04/2023
Glossodoris angasi (Rudman, 1986)
Glossodoris angasi (Rudman, 1986)

Distribution: Relatively common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. In Australia recorded from New South Wales …

23/04/2023
Goniobranchus collingwoodi (Rudman, 1987)
Goniobranchus collingwoodi (Rudman, 1987)

Distribution: Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from Indonesia, Hong Kong and the South …

23/04/2023
Goniobranchus geometricus (Risbec, 1928)
Goniobranchus geometricus (Risbec, 1928)

Distribution: Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Found in tropical Indo-West Pacific, including Sth Africa, …

23/04/2023
Goniobranchus kuniei (Pruvot-Fol, 1930)
Goniobranchus kuniei (Pruvot-Fol, 1930)

Distribution: Rare in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the tropical West Pacific region, from …

23/04/2023
Goniobranchus leopardus (Rudman, 1987)
Goniobranchus leopardus (Rudman, 1987)

Distribution: Rare in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Previously recorded no further south than Hastings Point …

23/04/2023
Goniobranchus loringi (Angas, 1864.)
Goniobranchus loringi (Angas, 1864.)

Distribution: Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Endemic to Australia, where it is found on …

23/04/2023
Goniobranchus sp.  (Pease, 1866)
Goniobranchus sp. (Pease, 1866)

Distribution: Sometimes locally common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Found throughout the Indo-West Pacific, generally …

23/04/2023
Goniobranchus splendidus (Angas, 1864)
Goniobranchus splendidus (Angas, 1864)

Distribution: Common throughout the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Endemic to New South Wales and southern Queensland. …

23/04/2023
Goniobranchus tinctorius (Ruppell and Leuckart, 1830)
Goniobranchus tinctorius (Ruppell and Leuckart, 1830)

Distribution: Rare in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from Sth Africa, Red Sea, Arabian Sea, …

23/04/2023
Goniobranchus verrieri (Crosse, 1875)
Goniobranchus verrieri (Crosse, 1875)

Distribution: Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from, but not common in, Indonesia, Vietnam, …

23/04/2023
Goniobranchus woodwardae (Rudman, 1983)
Goniobranchus woodwardae (Rudman, 1983)

Distribution: Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Endemic to New South Wales, recorded from Coffs …

23/04/2023
Id Steve Dalton
Goniopora sp. (de Blainville, 1830)

Distribution: Common throughout the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the Indo-West Pacific region, from South …

19/04/2023
Gymnodoris alba (Bergh, 1877)
Gymnodoris alba (Bergh, 1877)

Distribution: Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the western Pacific, there are records …

23/04/2023
Gymnodoris okinawae (Baba, 1936)
Gymnodoris okinawae (Baba, 1936)

Distribution: Uncommon to rare in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from Japan, in Australia from …

23/04/2023
Haematopus fuliginosus (Gould, 1845)
Haematopus fuliginosus (Gould, 1845)

Common Name: Sooty Oystercatcher Distribution: The Sooty Oystercatcher ranges along the coastlines of mainland Australian and Tasmania. …

20/04/2023
Haematopus longirostris (Vieillot, 1817)
Haematopus longirostris (Vieillot, 1817)

Common Name: Pied Oystercatcher Distribution: Found in coastal areas around the Australian continent, except for areas of …

20/04/2023
Halgerda tessellata (Bergh, 1880)
Halgerda tessellata (Bergh, 1880)

Distribution: Rare in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from the Indo-Pacific region, from Tanzania in …

23/04/2023
Halgerda willeyi (Eliot, 1903)
Halgerda willeyi (Eliot, 1903)

Distribution: Moderately common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Widespread throughout the tropical Indo-West Pacific, in …

23/04/2023
Haliaeetus leucogaster (Gmelin, 1788)
Haliaeetus leucogaster (Gmelin, 1788)

Common Name: White-bellied Sea Eagle Distribution: Range throughout coastal and near coastal areas of Australia. The species …

20/04/2023
Haliastur indus (Boddaert, 1783)
Haliastur indus (Boddaert, 1783)

Common Name: Brahminy Kite Distribution: Coastal northern and eastern Australia. Widespread along the coastline of tropical Asia. …

20/04/2023
Haliastur sphenurus (Vieillot, 1818)
Haliastur sphenurus (Vieillot, 1818)

Common Name: Whistling Kite Distribution: Widespread over mainland Australia, but uncommon in Tasmania. It is also found …

20/04/2023
Haminoea sp.2 (Richard Willan)
Haminoea sp.2 (Richard Willan)

Distribution: Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. This family is well represented across the Indo-Pacific …

23/04/2023
Hexabranchus sanguineus (Ruppell and Leuckart, 1830)
Hexabranchus sanguineus (Ruppell and Leuckart, 1830)

Common Name: Spanish Dancer Distribution: Widespread throughout the Solitary Islands Marine Park, although uncommon. World distribution is …

23/04/2023
Himantopus himantopus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Himantopus himantopus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Name: Black-winged Stilt, Pied Stilt. Distribution: Mainland Australia. Ecological Notes: Occupy freshwater and saltwater marshes, mudflats, and …

20/04/2023
Hirundo neoxena (Gould, 1842)
Hirundo neoxena (Gould, 1842)

Common Name: Welcome Swallow Distribution: Welcome Swallows are widespread across Australia. The species is less common in …

20/04/2023
Hoplophrys oatesii (Henderson, 1893)
Hoplophrys oatesii (Henderson, 1893)

Common Name: Dendronephthya Crab, Candy Crab Distribution: Rare in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from the …

19/04/2023
Hydnophora sp. (Fischer de Waldheim, 1807)
Hydnophora sp. (Fischer de Waldheim, 1807)

Distribution: Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. The genus is found throughout the Indian and …

19/04/2023
Hypselodoris bennetti (Angas, 1864)
Hypselodoris bennetti (Angas, 1864)

Distribution: Occasionally extremely common throughout the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Only known from the east coast …

23/04/2023
Hypselodoris jacksoni (Wilson and Willan, 2007)
Hypselodoris jacksoni (Wilson and Willan, 2007)

Distribution: Seasonally common and widespread in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded only from the South …

23/04/2023
Hypselodoris maculosa (Pease, 1871)
Hypselodoris maculosa (Pease, 1871)

Distribution: Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Considered uncommon throughout its range in the Indo-West …

23/04/2023
Hypselodoris maritima (Baba, 1949)
Hypselodoris maritima (Baba, 1949)

Distribution: Relatively uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from New Caledonia and South East …

23/04/2023
Hypselodoris obscura (Stimpson, 1855)
Hypselodoris obscura (Stimpson, 1855)

Distribution: Seasonally common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park, depending on available food source. Common throughout …

23/04/2023
Hypselodoris tryoni (Garret, 1873)
Hypselodoris tryoni (Garret, 1873)

Distribution: Probably at the southernmost limit of distribution in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Widespread but …

23/04/2023
Hypselodoris whitei (Adams and Reeve, 1850)
Hypselodoris whitei (Adams and Reeve, 1850)

Distribution: Not common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from the tropical Western Pacific region, …

23/04/2023
Hypselodoris zephyra (Gosliner and Johnson, 1999)
Hypselodoris zephyra (Gosliner and Johnson, 1999)

Distribution: Uncommon in the Solitary Island Marine Park. Recorded from the western and central Pacific, also …

23/04/2023
Janolus sp.1

Distribution: Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Members of the Family have been recorded throughout …

23/04/2023
Janolus sp.4
Janolus sp.4

Distribution: Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Members of the Family have been recorded throughout the …

26/04/2023
Jorunna funebris (Kelaart, 1858)
Jorunna funebris (Kelaart, 1858)

Distribution: Uncommon to rare in the Solitary Island Marine Park. Widespread from South Africa, Tanzania and …

23/04/2023
Jorunna sp.
Jorunna sp.

Distribution: Moderately common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Undescribed species presently known from central New …

23/04/2023
Kaloplocamus acutus (Baba, 1955)
Kaloplocamus acutus (Baba, 1955)

Distribution: Rarely sighted in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from Japan, Hong Kong, New Caledonia …

23/04/2023
Limacia ornata (Baba, 1937)
Limacia ornata (Baba, 1937)

Distribution: Rare in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from Japan and Australia. In Western Australia …

23/04/2023
Limosa lapponica (Linnaeus, 1758)
Limosa lapponica (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Name: Bar-tailed Godwit Distribution: Eastern and north-western mainland Australia and Tasmania. A migratory species, Bar-tailed Godwits arrive …

20/04/2023
Limosa limosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Limosa limosa (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Name: Black-tailed Godwit Distribution: Black-tailed Godwits arrive in Australia each year in late August from breeding …

20/04/2023
Littoraria luteola (Quoy and Gaimard, 1833)
Littoraria luteola (Quoy and Gaimard, 1833)

Distribution: Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Restricted to eastern Australia, from the Torres Strait …

21/04/2023
Lobiger viridis (Pease, 1863)
Lobiger viridis (Pease, 1863)

Distribution: Status in the Solitary Islands Marine Park unknown. Recorded from the tropical Indo-Pacific region. In …

23/04/2023
Lutjanus argentimaculatus (Forsskal, 1775)
Lutjanus argentimaculatus (Forsskal, 1775)

Common Name: Mangrove Jack Distribution: Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the Indo-West Pacific: …

23/04/2023
Madrella sanguinea (Angas, 1864)
Madrella sanguinea (Angas, 1864)

Distribution: Possibly seasonally common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Known from Indo-West Pacific with recordings …

23/04/2023
Malurus cyaneus (Ellis, 1782)
Malurus cyaneus (Ellis, 1782)

Common Name: Superb Fairy-wren Distribution: Superb Fairy-wrens range south of the Tropic of Capricorn through eastern Australia …

20/04/2023
Malurus lamberti (Vigors & Horsefield, 1827)
Malurus lamberti (Vigors & Horsefield, 1827)

Common Name: Variegated Fairywren Distribution: Found throughout Australia, being absent only from Cape York Peninsula, Tasmania and …

20/04/2023
Malurus melanocephalus (Latham, 1801)
Malurus melanocephalus (Latham, 1801)

Common Name: Red-backed Fairy-wren Distribution: Distributed across the north of Australia including the far north of …

22/08/2023
Mariaglaja inornata (Baba, 1949)
Mariaglaja inornata (Baba, 1949)

Distribution: Sometimes very common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Known from the western Pacific region, …

23/04/2023
Marionia sp. (Vayssiere, 1877)
Marionia sp. (Vayssiere, 1877)

Distribution: Not commonly encountered in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from the Red Sea. Known …

23/04/2023
Mauritia eglantina (Duclos, 1833)
Mauritia eglantina (Duclos, 1833)

Distribution: Common throughout the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Ranges throughout the tropical Indo- Western Pacific …

17/08/2023
Melibe australis (Angas, 1864)
Melibe australis (Angas, 1864)

Distribution: Not commonly found in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Found in temperate southern states of …

23/04/2023
Meliphaga lewinii (Swainson, 1837)
Meliphaga lewinii (Swainson, 1837)

Common Name: Lewin’s Honeyeater Distribution: Locally common on the east coastal regions of Australia, from around Cooktown …

20/08/2023
Merops ornatus (Latham, 1801)
Merops ornatus (Latham, 1801)

Common Name: Rainbow Bee-eater Distribution: Found throughout mainland Australia, except desert areas. Also ranges across eastern Indonesia, …

20/04/2023
Mexichromis festiva (Angas, 1864)
Mexichromis festiva (Angas, 1864)

Distribution: Sometimes common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Thought to be endemic to eastern Australia …

23/04/2023
Miamira flavicostata (Baba, 1940)
Miamira flavicostata (Baba, 1940)

Distribution: Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Found throughout the Indo-West Pacific, from the Red …

23/04/2023
Miamira sinuata
Miamira sinuata

Distribution: Rarely found in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distribution throughout the Indo-West Pacific with records …

23/04/2023
Microcarbo melanoleucos (Vieillot, 1817)
Microcarbo melanoleucos (Vieillot, 1817)

Common Name: Little Pied Cormorant Distribution: Ranges across New Zealand, mainland Australia, with the exception of the …

20/04/2023
Montipora sp. (Blainville, 1830)
Montipora sp. (Blainville, 1830)

Distribution: Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. The genus is spread widely throughout the Indian …

19/04/2023
Morus serrator (Gray, 1843)
Morus serrator (Gray, 1843)

Common Name: Australasian Gannet Distribution: Australasian Gannets are found throughout southern and south-eastern Australia, to New Zealand. …

20/04/2023
Nembrotha livingstonei (Allan, 1933)
Nembrotha livingstonei (Allan, 1933)

Distribution: Uncommon to rare within the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from Western Australia, the Great …

23/04/2023
Nembrotha purpureolineata (O'Donoghue, 1924)
Nembrotha purpureolineata (O’Donoghue, 1924)

Distribution: Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Widespread throughout the tropical Indo-West Pacific. In Australia …

23/04/2023
Nembrotha rosannulata (Pola, Cervera and Gosliner, 2008)
Nembrotha rosannulata (Pola, Cervera and Gosliner, 2008)

Distribution: Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Known only from a limited range on the …

23/04/2023
Neopetrolisthes spinatus (Osawa and Fujita, 2001)
Neopetrolisthes spinatus (Osawa and Fujita, 2001)

Common Name: Spiny Porcelain Crab Distribution: Rare in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the Indo-Pacific …

20/04/2023
Notodoris gardineri (Eliot, 1906)
Notodoris gardineri (Eliot, 1906)

Distribution: Relatively common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Known from the Maldives, Indonesia and the …

23/04/2023
Noumea simplex (Pease, 1871)
Noumea simplex (Pease, 1871)

Distribution: Probably uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the tropical and subtropical Indo-Pacific …

23/04/2023
Numenius madagascariensis (Linnaeus, 1766)
Numenius madagascariensis (Linnaeus, 1766)

Common Name: Far Eastern Curlew Distribution: Coastal mainland Australia and Tasmania. Ecological Notes: Occupies intertidal mudflats and sandflats, …

20/04/2023
Whimbrel
Numenius phaeopus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common name: Whimbrel Distribution: Coastal mainland Australia and Tasmania. Ecological notes: Frequents intertidal mudflats and …

06/04/2024
Nycticorax caledonicus (Gmelin, 1789)
Nycticorax caledonicus (Gmelin, 1789)

Common Name: Nankeen Night Heron Distribution: Ranges throughout much of Australia, except the arid interior. It is …

20/04/2023
Octopus tetricus (Gould, 1852)
Octopus tetricus (Gould, 1852)

Common Name: Common Sydney Octopus Distribution: Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. In Australia recorded from …

19/04/2023
Okenia atkinsonorum (Rudman, 2007)
Okenia atkinsonorum (Rudman, 2007)

Distribution: Sometimes common throughout the Solitary Islands Marine Park, depending upon available food source. Members of …

23/04/2023
Onchidium daemelli (Semper, 1885)
Onchidium daemelli (Semper, 1885)

Common Name: Common Mangrove Slug Distribution: Probably common throughout the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the …

23/04/2023
Onychoprion fuscata (Linnaeus, 1766)
Onychoprion fuscata (Linnaeus, 1766)

Common Name: Sooty Tern Distribution: The Sooty Tern ranges over tropical and sub-tropical seas and on associated …

20/04/2023
Oulactis muscosa (Drayton in Dana, 1846)
Oulactis muscosa (Drayton in Dana, 1846)

Common Name: Sand Anemone Distribution: Common throughout the Solitary Islands Marine Park. In Australia recorded from Spencer …

19/04/2023
Oxynoe viridis (Pease, 1861)
Oxynoe viridis (Pease, 1861)

Distribution: Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from the tropical and warm temperate Indo-Pacific …

23/04/2023
Pagurixus jerviensis (McLaughlin and Haig, 1984)
Pagurixus jerviensis (McLaughlin and Haig, 1984)

Distribution: Relatively common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed around the south-east coast of Australia, …

20/04/2023
Pandion cristatus (Vieillot, 1816)
Pandion cristatus (Vieillot, 1816)

Common Name: Eastern Osprey Distribution: Ospreys are cosmopolitan, being found in many coastal and lake areas of …

20/04/2023
Paragoniastrea australensis (Milne Edwards, 1857)
Paragoniastrea australensis (Milne Edwards, 1857)

Distribution: Abundant in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed around Australia and the western Pacific, north …

19/04/2023
Pelecanus conspicillatus (Temminck, 1824)
Pelecanus conspicillatus (Temminck, 1824)

Common Name: Australian Pelican Distribution: Mainland Australia, except western deserts, and Tasmania. It is a highly nomadic …

20/04/2023
Pentaceraster sp. (Doderlein, 1916)
Pentaceraster sp. (Doderlein, 1916)

Distribution: Not commonly observed in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Members of the Genus are distributed …

19/04/2023
Phalacrocorax carbo (Linnaeus, 1758)
Phalacrocorax carbo (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Name: Great (Black) Cormorant Distribution: The most widespread member of the cormorant family with a range …

20/04/2023
Phalacrocorax sulcirirostris (Brandt, 1837)
Phalacrocorax sulcirirostris (Brandt, 1837)

Common Name: Little Black Cormorant Distribution: Ranges from New Zealand’s North Island, throughout Australia, New Guinea, Indonesia …

20/04/2023
Phalacrocorax varius (Gmelin, 1789)
Phalacrocorax varius (Gmelin, 1789)

Common Name: Pied Cormorant Distribution: Ranges throughout QLD, NSW, VIC, eastern SA and coastal areas of the …

20/04/2023
Phidiana bourailli (Risbec, 1928)
Phidiana bourailli (Risbec, 1928)

Distribution: Possibly common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Indo-west Pacific distribution with records from Tanzania …

23/04/2023
Phylidonyris niger (Bechstein, 1811)
Phylidonyris niger (Bechstein, 1811)

Common Name: White-cheeked Honeyeater Distribution: Mainly coastal Eastern Australia,  from around Cairns in north Queensland south …

20/08/2023
Phyllidia ocellata (Cuvier, 1804)
Phyllidia ocellata (Cuvier, 1804)

Distribution: Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the tropical Indo-Pacific generally including the …

23/04/2023
Phyllidia varicosa (Lamarck, 1801)
Phyllidia varicosa (Lamarck, 1801)

Distribution: Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the Indo-Pacific region, from Sth Africa …

23/04/2023
Phyllidiella pustulosa (Cuvier, 1804)
Phyllidiella pustulosa (Cuvier, 1804)

Distribution: Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the tropical Indo-Pacific generally. In Australia …

23/04/2023
Phyllodesmium crypticum (Rudman, 1981)
Phyllodesmium crypticum (Rudman, 1981)

Distribution: Possibly seasonally common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from tropical eastern Australia, also …

23/04/2023
Phyllodesmium macphersonae (Burn, 1962)
Phyllodesmium macphersonae (Burn, 1962)

Distribution: Possibly common throughout the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed through the tropical Indo-West Pacific region. …

23/04/2023
Phyllodesmium magnum (Rudman, 1991)
Phyllodesmium magnum (Rudman, 1991)

Distribution: Rare in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Known from the tropical West Pacific, possible distribution …

23/04/2023
Physalia physalis (Gmelin, 1788)
Physalia physalis (Gmelin, 1788)

Common Name: Blue Bottle, Indo-Pacific Portuguese man-of-war. Distribution: Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Found throughout …

19/04/2023
Placida cremoniana (Trinchese, 1893)
Placida cremoniana (Trinchese, 1893)

Distribution: Possibly seasonally common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Disjunct distribution in the Mediterranean, Japan …

23/04/2023
Platalea regia (Gould, 1838)
Platalea regia (Gould, 1838)

Common Name: Royal Spoonbill Distribution: Mainland Australia except western deserts. Intermittently observed in Tasmania. Ecological Notes: Typically observed …

20/04/2023
Plectroglyphidodon apicalis (De Vis, 1885)
Plectroglyphidodon apicalis (De Vis, 1885)

Common Name: Yellowtip Gregory Distribution: Abundant in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Known from the Western …

27/08/2023
Pleurobranchus peroni (Cuvier, 1804)
Pleurobranchus peroni (Cuvier, 1804)

Distribution: Found throughout the Solitary Islands Marine Park but not commonly seen. Recorded from the Indo-West …

23/04/2023
Pleurolidia juliae (Burn, 1966)
Pleurolidia juliae (Burn, 1966)

Distribution: Probably common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park but easily overlooked. South Pacific generally, north …

23/04/2023
Plocamopherus imperialis (Angas, 1864)
Plocamopherus imperialis (Angas, 1864)

Distribution: Uncommon to rare in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Known from temperate south eastern Australian …

23/04/2023
Pluvialis fulva (Gmelin, 1789)
Pluvialis fulva (Gmelin, 1789)

Common Name: Pacific Golden Plover Distribution: This species breeding range is the Arctic tundra from northernmost Asia …

20/04/2023
Pocillopora sp. (Lamarck, 1816)
Pocillopora sp. (Lamarck, 1816)

Distribution: Abundant in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the Indian and Pacific Oceans from …

19/04/2023
Pteraeolidia ianthina (Angas, 1864)
Pteraeolidia ianthina (Angas, 1864)

Distribution: Found throughout the Solitary Islands Marine Park sometimes in large numbers. Found in the tropical …

23/04/2023
Ptereleotris evides (Jordan and Hubbs, 1925)
Ptereleotris evides (Jordan and Hubbs, 1925)

Common Name: Arrow Dartgoby Distribution: Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the Indo-Pacific region, …

23/04/2023
Rachycentron canadum (Linnaeus, 1766)
Rachycentron canadum (Linnaeus, 1766)

Common name: Cobia Distribution: Common throughout the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Found in tropical and …

26/07/2023
Radianthus crispa (Hemprich and Ehrenberg in Ehrenberg, 1834)
Radianthus crispa (Hemprich and Ehrenberg in Ehrenberg, 1834)

Common Name: Leathery Sea Anemone Distribution: Relatively common throughout the northern region of the Solitary Islands Marine …

19/04/2023
Rhipidura leucophrys (Latham, 1810)
Rhipidura leucophrys (Latham, 1810)

Common Name: Willie Wagtail Distribution: Found throughout mainland Australia, absent from Tasmania. It is sedentary …

17/08/2023
Roboastra gracilis (Bergh, 1877)
Roboastra gracilis (Bergh, 1877)

Distribution: Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the tropical Indo-Pacific region, from Mozambique …

23/04/2023
Roboastra luteolineata (Baba, 1936)
Roboastra luteolineata (Baba, 1936)

Distribution: Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Found throughout the southern regions of the South …

23/04/2023
Rostanga arbutus (Angas, 1864)
Rostanga arbutus (Angas, 1864)

Distribution: Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Endemic to New South Wales waters. Ecological Notes: Frequents …

23/04/2023
Rostanga calumus (Rudman and Avern, 1989)
Rostanga calumus (Rudman and Avern, 1989)

Distribution: Probably uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania …

23/04/2023
Sacoproteus smaragdinus (Baba, 1949)
Sacoproteus smaragdinus (Baba, 1949)

Distribution: Possibly common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Known from southern states of Australia, New …

23/04/2023
Sagaminopteron ornatum (Tokioka and Baba, 1964)
Sagaminopteron ornatum (Tokioka and Baba, 1964)

Distribution: Not common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Found throughout the South Pacific, from Japan …

23/04/2023
Sagaminopteron psychedelicum (Carlson and Hoff, 1974)
Sagaminopteron psychedelicum (Carlson and Hoff, 1974)

Distribution: Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from the tropical Indo-Pacific region, from South …

23/04/2023
Sargocentron diadema (Lacepede, 1802)
Sargocentron diadema (Lacepede, 1802)

Common Name: Crown Squirrelfish Distribution: Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the Indo-Pacific region: Red …

23/04/2023
Scylla serrata (Forskal, 1775)
Scylla serrata (Forskal, 1775)

Common Name: Giant Mud Crab Distribution: Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Found around the …

20/04/2023
Stegastes lacrymatus
Stegastes lacrymatus (Quoy and Gaimard, 1825)

Common name: Jewel Damsel Distribution: Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the …

06/04/2024
Sterna hirundo (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sterna hirundo (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Name: Common Tern Distribution: Common Terns are marine, pelagic and coastal migratory birds that breed in …

20/04/2023
Sternula albifrons (Pallas, 1764)
Sternula albifrons (Pallas, 1764)

Common Name: Little Tern Distribution: A migratory species from eastern Asia, the Little Tern is found on …

20/04/2023
Stiliger aureomarginatus (Jensen, 1993)
Stiliger aureomarginatus (Jensen, 1993)

Distribution: Possibly common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from the Indo-West Pacific region, Japan …

23/04/2023
Sula dactylatra (Lesson, 1831)
Sula dactylatra (Lesson, 1831)

Common Name: Masked Booby Distribution: The Masked Booby ranges across tropical oceans between the 30oN and 30oS. Off …

20/04/2023
Sula leucogaster (Boddaert, 1783)
Sula leucogaster (Boddaert, 1783)

Common Name: Brown Booby Distribution: Occurs in, but is not restricted to, tropical waters of all major …

20/04/2023
Sula sula (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sula sula (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Name: Red-footed Booby Distribution: Found widely in the tropics of the world’s oceans. In Australia the …

20/04/2023
Tambja morosa (Bergh, 1877)
Tambja morosa (Bergh, 1877)

Distribution: Rare within the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed from East Africa, tropical Indo-Pacific to Hawaii, …

23/04/2023
Thalasseus bergii (Lichtenstein, 1823)
Thalasseus bergii (Lichtenstein, 1823)

Common Name: Crested Tern Distribution: Coastal mainland Australia and Tasmania. Ecological Notes: Occupies islands, coastal bays and inlets, …

20/04/2023
Thorunna purpuropedis (Rudman and Johnson, 1985)
Thorunna purpuropedis (Rudman and Johnson, 1985)

Distribution: Rare in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from Port Stephens in central New South …

23/04/2023
Threskiornis moluccus (Cuvier, 1829)
Threskiornis moluccus (Cuvier, 1829)

Common Name: White Ibis Distribution: Ranges across eastern, northern and south-western mainland Australia. Ecological Notes: Inhabits freshwater wetlands, …

20/04/2023
Thuridilla carlsoni (Gosliner, 1995)
Thuridilla carlsoni (Gosliner, 1995)

Distribution: Possibly common depending on food source in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Worldwide distribution unknown. Ecological …

23/04/2023
Todiramphus macleayii (Jardine and Selby, 1830)
Todiramphus macleayii (Jardine and Selby, 1830)

Common Name: Forest Kingfisher Distribution: East coast of Australia from northern Queensland to mid New …

24/07/2023
Todiramphus sanctus (Vigors & Horsefield, 1827)
Todiramphus sanctus (Vigors & Horsefield, 1827)

Common Name: Sacred Kingfisher Distribution: Ranges across mainland Australia and Tasmania. The Sacred Kingfisher is also found …

20/04/2023
Tritoniopsis elegans (Audouin, 1826)
Tritoniopsis elegans (Audouin, 1826)

Distribution: Seasonally common particularly around the northern areas of the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Widespread and …

23/04/2023
Turbinaria mesenterina (Lamarck, 1816)
Turbinaria mesenterina (Lamarck, 1816)

Distribution: Abundant in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the Indo-West Pacific region, from East …

19/04/2023
Tylodina corticalis (Tate, 1889)
Tylodina corticalis (Tate, 1889)

Common Name: Umbrella Shell Distribution: Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from the southern mainland …

23/04/2023
Umbraculum umbraculum (Lightfoot, 1786)
Umbraculum umbraculum (Lightfoot, 1786)

Common Name: Umbrella Shell Distribution: Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Worldwide distribution  in tropical and …

23/04/2023
Vanellus miles novaehollandiae (Boddaert, 1783)
Vanellus miles novaehollandiae (Boddaert, 1783)

Common Name: Black-shouldered Lapwing, Masked Plover Distribution: Common throughout northern, central and eastern Australia. The species is …

20/04/2023
Verconia haliclona (Burn, 1957)
Verconia haliclona (Burn, 1957)

Distribution: Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Known from south eastern Australia, from southern Queensland …

23/04/2023
Zanda funereus (Shaw, 1794)
Zanda funereus (Shaw, 1794)

Common Name: Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo Distribution: Found in south-eastern Australia, from Eyre Peninsula, SA to south and …

20/04/2023