species: Amniataba caudavittata in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Amniataba caudavittata

©Vanessa Messmer: Amniataba caudavittata amongst mangrove roots at Mangrove Beach, Lizard Island lagoon. Thanks to Mark McGrouther and Amanda Hay (Australian Museum) for the identification.

©Vanessa Messmer: Amniataba caudavittata at Mangrove Beach, Lizard Island lagoon.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Terapontidae
Genus Amniataba
Species Amniataba caudavittata



Distinguishing features

Silvery grey with small brown spots; a distinctive large black blotch on each lobe of the tail fin.


  • Up to 30 cm (length according to Fishes of Australia accessed 26 Oct 2017.)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Steinke, D., J.R deWaard, M.F. Gomon , J.W. Johnson, H.K. Larson, O. Lucanus , G.I. Moore, S. Reader and R.D. Ward (2017). DNA barcoding the fishes of Lizard Island (Great Barrier Reef). Biodiversity Data Journal, 5: e12409. LIRS catalog number 2180.