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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 37 068021 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Scolecenchelys iredalei   (Whitley, 1927)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Family: 37 68 Ophichthidae (Snake Eels) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Iredale's Worm Eel
Organism Type: a snake eel
Synonyms: Scolecenchelys australis [McCosker et al 2006 - ZooCat, in part (Qld distribution)]
Muraenichthys iredalei
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Coastal (0-40m)
Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Parent Codes: 37 068921     Scolecenchelys 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 2022-05-31.
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Expected species depth range is from 0 to 60 m.
Taxon Notes:Between 1999 and 2015, Scolecenchelys iredalei was regarded as a junior synonym of Scolecenchelys australis (37 068003), but Hibino & Kimura (2015) resurrected the species. In Australia it is confirmed from Murray Island (9°56'S, 144°04'E - AMS specimen identified by Kimura in 2015), and Michaelmas Cay (16 40 S, 145 56 E) southwards to One Tree Island (c. 23 30), Qld (Hibino & Kimura 2015).

Name status: synonym    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2021-01-21
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
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