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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 212051 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Malthopsis asperata   Ho, Roberts & Shao, 2013

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Organism Type: a seabat
Synonyms: Malthopsis sp. E2 [of P Last] [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)
37 212803
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2022-05-06.
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Expected species depth range is from 298 to 670 m.
Taxon Notes:Added based on records in Ho & Last 2021 Australian Malthopsis revision. In Australia, recorded from Fraser seamount (24°25´S, 155°17´E), Brittania seamount (28°18´29˝S, 155°38´37˝E) and near Middleton Reef, Lord Howe Rise (29°13.09´S, 158°59.85´E) in 298-670 m. Elsewhere known from New Zealand, New Caledonia and near Jarvis Island (central Pacific) as shallow as 183 m.
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