CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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CAAB Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Actinopterygii (class)  »  Perciformes (order)  »  Apogonidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 327021 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Siphamia tubifer    Weber, 1909
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Distribution map:

Expected distribution shown as red polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions)
Occurrence locations shown as circles - View CSIRO Catch records
Get expert distribution shapefile
Depth range of occurrences from 1 to 83 m.

Photographic Index of Australian Fishes
Image supplied by: CMAR Fish Taxonomy  @CSIRO 2020
Family: Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes) - show full list
Common Name: Urchin Cardinalfish
Common Names List: Urchin Cardinalfish
Recent Synonyms: Siphamia versicolor (Smith & Radcliffe, 1911) [in most references prior to 2012]
Siphamia fuscolineata [misidentification] (this species is restricted to the Marshall & Line Islands, central Pacific)
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Regions: Australia (inc. subantarctic territories)
Habitat: Coastal (0-50m)
Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Parent Codes: 37 327921     Siphamia spp.
Organism Type: a cardinalfish
Taxon Notes:In a revision of the genus Siphamia, Gon & Allen (2012, Zootaxa) demonstrated that S. versicolor was a synonym of S. tubifer.

Australian Faunal Directory (AFD)
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
World Register of Marine Species
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2016-05-11
View at WoRMS    - also at OBIS (report and map of occurrences)
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