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)  »  Ogcocephalidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 212017 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Halicmetus marmoratus   Weber, 1913

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: Halicmetus sp. B [of P. Last] (in CAAB)
Halicmetus sp. C [of P. Last] (in CAAB)
Halicmetus sp. D [of P. Last] (in CAAB)
Halicmetus sp. E1 [of P. Last] (in CAAB)
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Slope Demersal (200-2000m)
Parent Codes: 37 212903     Halicmetus spp.
Previous Codes
(if any)
37 212018, 37 212019, 37 212021
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2022-06-02.
Occurrence locations [23] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
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Expected species depth range is from 256 to 695 m.
Taxon Notes:Updated from Halicmetus sp B [of P. Last] to H. marmoratus after Ho & Last 2018. In Australia, known from off Raine Island, Qld (11 35 S, 144 04 E) south to Tasmania (43 39 S, 147 53 E) in 256 to 695 m, with most specimens taken between 300 and 500 m (Ho & Last 2018). The CAAB voucher (CSIRO H 4755-06) was erroneously listed as CSIRO H 4775-06 in Ho & Last 2018.
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
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