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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 37 102033 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Galaxias ornatus   Castelnau, 1873

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Family: 37 102 Galaxiidae (Galaxias) - show full list
Standard Name: [a galaxias]
Organism Type: a galaxias
Synonyms: Galaxias olidus olidus [Frankenberg 1969, in part]
Galaxias olidus [see Raadik, 2014 for extensive list of references]
Galaxias ornatus var. Yarra [Kuiter 2013]
Galaxias sp. 9 [Kuiter, 2013].
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Freshwater
Parent Codes: 37 102901     Galaxias spp.
Taxon Notes:Raadik (2014) noted that Galaxias ornatus was previously considered a junior synonym of Galaxias olidus Günther, 1866 (McDowall & Frankenberg 1981), with which it is morphological very similar. It is broadly distributed south of the Great Dividing Range in coastal, central Victoria between Wilsons Promontory and Cape Otway at an elevation of between 35–800 m asl, though it is probably found up to 1000 m asl (Raadik, 2014)
Common/Standard Name Notes: 'Ornate Galaxias' used by Raadik, 2014

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
Name status: unaccepted    Checked on: 2021-05-05
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
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