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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 251012 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Melamphaes occlusus   Kotlyar, 2012

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Family: 37 251 Melamphaidae (Bigscales) - show full list
Standard Name: [a bigscale]
Organism Type: a bigscale
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Pelagic, Epipelagic (0-200m, Oceanic)
Pelagic, Mesopelagic (200-1000m, Oceanic)
Pelagic, Bathypelagic (1000-2000m, Oceanic)
Parent Codes: 37 251901     Melamphaes spp.
Taxon Notes:Kotlyar (2012) described this species from a specimen taken on the Madagascar Ridge (bottom trawl, 1500-1610m). Kotlyar (2014) subsequently recorded a juvenile specimen from a midwater trawl (c. 150m depth) off WA (20 53'S, 113 08'E).
Record source and
Scientific Name
verified against
Kotlyar, A.N., 2014. First finding of fry of the rare species Melamphaes occlusus (Melamphaidae) in the eastern part of the Indian Ocean., Journal of Ichthyology, Vol. 54, 1: 127-129.
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