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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 37 211015 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Chaunax gomoni   Ho, Kawai & Satria, 2015

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Family: 37 211 Chaunacidae (Coffinfishes) - show full list
Standard Name: [a coffinfish]
Organism Type: a coffinfish
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Slope Demersal (200-2000m)
Parent Codes: 37 211902     Chaunax spp.
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2022-07-04.
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Expected species depth range is from 196 to 196 m.
Taxon Notes:Added based on an NTM specimen from Arafura Sea (9 00 S, 133 20 E), NT collected in 196m depth and identified by Hans Ho. Also known from Indonesia and Philippines to depths of 359m.
Record source and
Scientific Name
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Ho, H.-C., Kawai, T., Satria, F., 2015. Species of the anglerfish genus Chaunax from Indonesia, with descriptions of two new species (Lophiiformes: Chaunacidae), RAFFLES BULLETIN OF ZOOLOGY, Vol. 63: 301-308. doi:10.5281/zenodo.4502357
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