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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Actinopterygii (class)  »  Lophiiformes (order)  »  Antennariidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 210013 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Histiophryne narungga   Arnold & Pietsch, 2018

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

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Family: 37 210 Antennariidae (Frogfishes) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Rodless Anglerfish
Common Names List: cryptic anglerfish
Organism Type: a frogfish
Synonyms: Histiophryne cryptacantha Histiophryne cryptacanthus Histiophryne bougainvilli [in part]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Coastal (0-40m)
Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Parent Codes: 37 210906     Histiophryne 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 2022-05-31.
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Expected species depth range is from 3 to 130 m.
Taxon Notes:Updated from Histiophryne cryptacanthus after description. Known from Cape Cuvier, WA south-eastwards to Kangaroo Island and Aldinga, SA in 3-130m depth (Arnold & Pietsch 2018). The true Histiophryne cryptacanthus is recorded from Taiwan to southern Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, but is not known from Australia.

FoA 3836
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Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2016-05-11
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