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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report


Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Actinopterygii (class)  »  Gadiformes (order)  »  Moridae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 224006 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Pseudophycis palmata   (Klunzinger, 1872)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

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Family: 37 224 Moridae (Morid Cods) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Red Cod
Common Names List: red cod
Organism Type: a morid cod
Synonyms: Pseudophycis bachus (Forster, 1801) [in most references prior to 2021 - this species restricted to NZ]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Slope Demersal (200-2000m)
Parent Codes: 37 224916     Pseudophycis spp.
Previous Codes
(if any)
Distribution map:
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2009-01-06.
Occurrence locations [39] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
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Expected species depth range is from 10 to 375 m.
Taxon Notes:Until recently, Physiculus palmatus Klunzinger, 1872 (originally proposed as an Australian endemic) was thought to be a synonym of Pseudophycis barbata G√ľnther, 1863. However, Gomon et al 2021 showed that Pseudophycis palmata (Klunzinger, 1872) is the correct name for the Australian endemic previously confused with the NZ endemic, Pseudophycis bachus (Forster 1901).

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2022-08-19
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Record source and
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. doi:10.24199/j.mmv.2021.80.04
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