CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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CAAB Taxon Report

 »  Ostraciidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 466009 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Ostracion rhinorhynchos    Bleeker, 1852
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes Distribution map:

Expected distribution shown as red polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions)
Occurrence locations [57] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
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Expected species depth range is from 0 to 50 m.
Family: Ostraciidae (Boxfishes, Cowfishes, Turretfishes) - show full list
Common Name: Horn-nose Boxfish
Common Names List: Horn-nose Boxfish
horn nose boxfish
Recent Synonyms: Rhynchostracion rhinorhynchus
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 466908     Ostracion spp.
Organism Type: a boxfish
Taxon Notes:AFD online text accessed 13 Mar 2018: Based on a molecular phylogeny Santini et al. (2013) suggested placing this species into the genus Ostracion and found no morphological basis for recognising Rhynchostracion. Klassen (1995) treated Rhynchostracion as a synonym of Ostracion, but noted the two species traditionally treated in the genus Rhynchostracion formed a monophyletic group separate from other Ostracion species.

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: unaccepted    Checked on: 2016-05-10
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
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