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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 37 212006 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Malthopsis bulla   Ho & Last, 2021

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

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Family: 37 212 Ogcocephalidae (Seabats) - show full list
Standard Name: [a seabat]
Organism Type: a seabat
Synonyms: Malthopsis sp. 1 [Sainsbury et al 1985]
Malthopsis sp. 2 [Sainsbury et al 1985]
Malthopsis sp. W2 [of P. Last] (in CAAB)
Malthopsis lutea [mis-identification, in part, on CAAB]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Slope Demersal (200-2000m)
Parent Codes: 37 212906     Malthopsis spp.
Previous Codes
(if any)
212006, 37 212004, 212004
Distribution map:
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2022-09-20.
Occurrence locations [1] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
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Expected species depth range is from 140 to 1023 m.
Taxon Notes:Updated from Malthopsis sp. W2 [of P. Last] after species described by Ho & Last (2021) from specimens collected off northern Australia between north of Port Hedland (18°16´S, 118°12´E), WA and NE of Cape Don, Arafura Sea (9°19´S, 132°49´E), NT in 140-1023m depth (only one record deeper than 400m).
Record source and
Scientific Name
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Ho, Hsuan-Ching, Last, Peter, 2021. Review of the batfish genus Malthopsis from Australia (Lophiiformes: Ogcocephalidae), with descriptions of five new species , Bulletin of Marine Science, Vol. 97: 165-218. doi:10.5343/bms.2020.0037
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