Blacklined Wormfish (species: Gunnellichthys pleurotaenia) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Gunnellichthys pleurotaenia
Blacklined Wormfish

©Lloyd Shepherd: Gunnellichthys pleurotaenia in seagrass at Casuarina Beach, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Microdesmidae
Genus Gunnellichthys
Species Gunnellichthys pleurotaenia



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 9 cm (length according to Allen and Erdmann, 2012)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen and M.V. Erdmann, G.R. (2012). Reef fishes of the East Indies. Volumes I-III in: Reef fishes of the East Indies. Tropical Reef Research, Perth, Australia. LIRS catalog number 90162.