CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Actinopterygii (class)  »  Stomiiformes (order)  »  Sternoptychidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 107025 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Argyripnus pharos   Harold & Lancaster, 2003

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Family: 37 107 Sternoptychidae (Hatchetfishes) - show full list
Standard Name: [a hatchetfish]
Organism Type: a hatchetfish
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Pelagic, Mesopelagic (200-1000m, Oceanic)
Parent Codes: 37 107901     Argyripnus spp.
Distribution map:
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2022-02-03.
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Expected species depth range is from 100 to 492 m.
Taxon Notes:Added based on description. Australian specimens from AMS & CSIRO were listed as non-type material. Confirmed (description) from Shark Bay, WA (c. 26 42 S, 112 38 E) and E of Fraser Island, Qld (22 44 S, 154 12 E) in 0-500m depth. Additional CSIRO specimens from Ashmore Terrace (13 16 S, 123 22 E, 390-394m) and off Rowley Shoals (17 38 S, 119 00 E, 310m) are also likely this species.
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