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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Actinopterygii (class)  »  Aulopiformes (order)  »  Paralepididae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 126017 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Lestidiops mirabilis   (Ege, 1933)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Family: 37 126 Paralepididae (Barracudinas) - show full list
Standard Name: [a barracudina]
Organism Type: a barracudina
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Estuarine
Pelagic, Epipelagic (0-200m, Oceanic)
Pelagic, Mesopelagic (200-1000m, Oceanic)
Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 37 126902     Lestidiops spp.
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2022-11-01.
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Expected species depth range is from 15 to 200 m.
Taxon Notes:Added based on AMS record listed by Ho & Huang (2022) collected by prawn trawl from east of Sydney (33°46′S, 151°49′E), NSW over 424–439 m depth. Mundy (2005) noted habitat as epi- and probably mesopelagic at ca. 15-200 m.
Record source and
Scientific Name
verified against
Ho, H-C. & Huang, C-H, 2022. First adult record of the barracudina Lestidiops extremus (Ege, 1953), based on a specimen from the Philippines (Teleostei: Paralepididae), Zootaxa, Vol. 5195, 6: 579-584. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.5195.6.6
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