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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Actinopterygii (class)  »  Stephanoberyciformes (order)  »  Melamphaidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 251004 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Poromitra atlantica   (Norman, 1929)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

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Family: 37 251 Melamphaidae (Bigscales) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Crested Bigscale
Organism Type: a bigscale
Synonyms: Poromitra crassiceps Hoese et al 2006
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Pelagic, Mesopelagic (200-1000m, Oceanic)
Pelagic, Bathypelagic (1000-2000m, Oceanic)
Parent Codes: 37 251902     Poromitra spp.
Previous Codes
(if any)
251004, 37 251502, 251502
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2022-11-02.
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Expected species depth range is from 360 to 1600 m.
Taxon Notes:In Part I of a revision of Poromitra, Kotlyar (2008) noted that P. crassiceps (G√ľnther, 1878) was confined to the tropical Atlantic. In Part II, Kotlyar (2008) described 5 new spp of the P. crassiceps 'species complex', including P. glochidiata from the GAB (see 37 251008). In part IV, Kotylar (2009) noted the correct name for the Australian species was P. atlantica and he included a specimen from off e. Tasmania, within Aust. EEZ.
Scientific Name Notes:Kotlyar lists authority as (Norman 1930) where holotype was drawn, but original description was 1929 (Eschmeyer also gives date as 1929).

FoA 3737
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Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2016-05-11
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