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)  »  Lophiiformes (order)  »  Antennariidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 210017 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Abantennarius coccineus   (Lesson, 1830)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

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Family: 37 210 Antennariidae (Frogfishes) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Freckled Anglerfish
Common Names List: freckled anglerfish
Organism Type: a frogfish
Synonyms: Antennarius coccineus
Antennatus coccineus
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Coastal (0-40m)
Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Parent Codes: 37 210919     Abantennarius 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 2022-05-30.
Occurrence locations [2] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
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Expected species depth range is from 1 to 75 m.
Taxon Notes:This species has been previously placed in the genus Antennarius and then Antennatus but updated to follow Pietsch & Arnold 2020.
Record source: Pietsch, T. W. Arnold, R. J., 2020, Frogfishes. Biodiversity, zoogeography, and behavioral ecology. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore 601pp.
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