This checklist is a distillation from the database underpinning this website, as it stood in February 2018. It is a conservative checklist in that, by and large, the only species included are those for which reasonably firm evidence exists for their occurrence in Tasmanian waters. ‘Evidence’ largely comprises records in the database; but it also comprises information gleaned from key publications that at least mention Tasmania as being within the given range for the species concerned. The definition of Tasmania used in this checklist comprises all parts of the coast and islands of the State of Tasmania, plus surrounding offshore waters, extending south to the South Tasman Rise. However, it excludes the subantarctic Macquarie Island and surrounding waters, even though these are administratively part of Tasmania.
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