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)  »  Aulopiformes (order)  »  Chlorophthalmidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 120002 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Chlorophthalmus pectoralis   Okamura & Doi, 1984

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

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Family: 37 120 Chlorophthalmidae (Greeneyes) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Shortnose Greeneye
Common Names List: northern cucumberfish
Organism Type: a greeneye
Synonyms: Chlorophthalmus agassizi Bonaparte, 1840 [in CAAB, prior to 2023]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Slope Demersal (200-2000m)
Parent Codes: 37 120903     Chlorophthalmus spp.
Previous Codes
(if any)
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 [4] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
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Expected species depth range is from 220 to 777 m.
Taxon Notes:Previously referred to as Chlorophthalmus agassizi, but this species is restricted to the Mediterranean Sea & Atlantic Ocean (Gomon et al 2014). In Australian waters, C. pectoralis known from northern Western Australia, and off Queensland to southern New South Wales.
Record source and
Scientific Name
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Gomon, M.F., Ward, R.D., Chapple, S., & Hale, J.M., 2014. The use of DNA barcode evidence for inferring species of Chlorophthalmus (Aulopiformes, Chlorophthalmidae) in the Indo-West Pacific, Marine and Freshwater Research, Vol. 65: 1027-1034. doi:10.1071/MF13245
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