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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Actinopterygii (class)  »  Osmeriformes (order)  »  Microstomatidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 097002 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Microstoma australis   Gon & Stewart, 2014

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Family: 37 97 Microstomatidae (Microstomatids) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Slender Smallmouth
Organism Type: a smallmouth smelt
Synonyms: Microstoma microstoma [in most references prior to 2014]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Pelagic, Mesopelagic (200-1000m, Oceanic)
Pelagic, Shelf (0-200m)
Slope Demersal (200-2000m)
Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Parent Codes: 37 097903     Microstoma spp.
Previous Codes
(if any)
097002, 37 058001, 058001
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 [11] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
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Expected species depth range is from 152 to 600 m.
Taxon Notes:Gon & Stewart 2014 described Microstoma australis from the SW Pacific (off NSW, 32 to 35 deg S) and New Zealand, noting that Microstoma microstoma was restricted to the Mediterranean and Atlantic.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
FoA 2085
View at FoA
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2016-05-11
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
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