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 212049 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Halicmetus drypus   Ho & Last, 2018

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Family: 37 212 Ogcocephalidae (Seabats) - show full list
Standard Name: [a seabat]
Organism Type: a seabat
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Slope Demersal (200-2000m)
Parent Codes: 37 212903     Halicmetus spp.
Distribution map:
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2022-06-02.
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Expected species depth range is from 750 to 774 m.
Taxon Notes:Added based on holotype collected on the Norfolk Ridge, Tasman Sea (c. 26 26 S, 167 10 E) in 750-774m depth (Ho & Last 2018).
Record source and
Scientific Name
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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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