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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Actinopterygii (class)  »  Ophidiiformes (order)  »  Ophidiidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 228133 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Bassogigas walkeri   Nielsen & Møller, 2011

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Family: 37 228 Ophidiidae (Cusk Eels) - show full list
Standard Name: [a cusk eel]
Organism Type: a cusk eel
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Abyssal (2000m+)
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2022-08-18.
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Expected species depth range is from 2333 to 3100 m.
Taxon Notes:In Australian waters, known from a specimen collected in 2021 at Clare Marie Seamount, south of Christmas I (13 42.13 S, 105 25.16 E) in 3100m depth. Holotype from Guam, Mariana Islands (13°35.4'N, 144°32.1'E) in 2333-2590 m depth.
Record source and
Scientific Name
verified against
Nielsen, J. G., Møller, P. R., 2011. Revision of the bathyal cusk-eels of the genus Bassogigas (Ophidiidae) with description of a new species from off Guam, west Pacific Ocean, Journal of Fish Biology, Vol. 78: 783-795. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8649.2010.02892.x
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