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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 212016|
Halicmetus reticulatus Smith & Radcliffe, 1912
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|Taxon Notes:||Updated from Halicmetus sp A [of P. Last] to H. reticulatus after Ho & Last 2018 reidentified the CAAB voucher for this species (CSIRO H 4070-48). In Australia, only known from one specimen collected off Port Hedland (18 12 S, 118 14 E), WA in 266-269m (Ho & Last, 2018). Elsewhere, known from Philippines, Taiwan, Japan & New Caledonia (Catalog of Fishes, 2022). The CAAB name of Halicmetus sp A also partly referred to another newly described species, Halicmetus westraliensis, coded as 37 212048.|
|Record source:||HO, HSUAN-CHING, LAST, PETER R., 2018. Review of the batfish genus Halicmetus Alcock, 1891 from Australian waters, with descriptions of two new species (Lophiiformes: Ogcocephalidae), Zootaxa, Vol. 4508: 179. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4508.2.2|