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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 37 110003 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Malacosteus australis   Kenaley, 2007

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

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Family: 37 110 Malacosteidae (Loosejaws) - show full list
Standard Name: [a loosejaw]
Common Names List: Southern stoplight loosejaw
Organism Type: a loosejaw
Synonyms: Malacosteus niger [in Paxton et al 1989: 204]
Malacosteus sp. [in Gomon et al 1994: 261]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Pelagic, Mesopelagic (200-1000m, Oceanic)
Pelagic, Bathypelagic (1000-2000m, Oceanic)
Parent Codes: 37 110902     Malacosteus spp.
Distribution map:
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2022-04-25.
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Expected species depth range is from 500 to 2000 m.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2016-05-12
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