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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Actinopterygii (class)  »  Anguilliformes (order)  »  Congridae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 067004 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Gnathophis nasutus   Karmovskaya & Paxton, 2000

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

Australian National Fish Collection (ANFC) Fishmap images

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Family: 37 67 Congridae (Conger Eels) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Bignose Conger
Common Names List: dwarf eel
Organism Type: a conger eel
Synonyms: Gnathophis sp. [in ISR Munro Collection]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Parent Codes: 37 067901     Gnathophis spp.
Previous Codes
(if any)
Distribution map:
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2008-11-19.
Occurrence locations [3] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
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Expected species depth range is from 80 to 140 m.
Taxon Notes:The species coded here was incorrectly attributed to CSIRO CA4011 in Sainsbury et al (1985). The animal pictured and described in Sainsbury et al (1985) as Gnathophis sp is CSIRO CA2720. This species features are also listed in Gloerfelt-Tarp & Kailola (1984). The species was described as Gnathophis nasutus by Karmovskaya & Paxton (2000) and CSIRO CA2720 is a paratype.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
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FoA 3445
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Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2021-01-21
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