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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 37 109043 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Photonectes sphaerolampas   Prokofiev & Klepadlo, 2019

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Family: 37 109 Melanostomiidae (Scaleless Dragonfishes) - show full list
Standard Name: [a scaleless dragonfish]
Organism Type: a scaleless dragonfish
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Pelagic, Epipelagic (0-200m, Oceanic)
Pelagic, Mesopelagic (200-1000m, Oceanic)
Parent Codes: 37 109908     Photonectes spp.
Distribution map:
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2021-01-22.
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Expected species depth range is from 0 to 200 m.
Taxon Notes:Added after description - type specimens from northern Qld (12 40 S, 144 01 E) in 0-120m depth. Also known from the equatorial Pacific, east of Line Islands (00 01 S, 139 41 W) in 200m depth.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2021-05-05
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