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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 251013 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Melamphaes contradictorius   Kotlyar, 2015

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Organism Type: a bigscale
Synonyms: ?Melamphaes longivelis (non Parr, 1933): Paxton et al., 1989, p. 371 (New South Wales, Australia, Lake Illawarra, 34°33′ S). [This is a questionable synonym as no specimens in Australian collections were examined by Kotlyar 2015 and several Melamphaes species are known from the region]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Pelagic, Mesopelagic (200-1000m, Oceanic)
Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 37 251901     Melamphaes spp.
Scientific Name Notes:Added based on type specimens collected from west of Norfolk Island (29°41′ S, 164°39′ E) by a pelagic trawl in 200 m depth.
Record source: Kotlyar, A.N., 2015. Revision of the genus Melamphaes (Melamphaidae). 3. Oligo-raker species: M. proximus sp. n., M. contradictorius sp. n., and M. succedanaus sp. n., Voprosy Ikhtiologii , Vol. 55, 5: 509-520. . [In Russian, English translation in Journal of Ichthyology, v. 55 (5): 619-629] [509, fig. 1].
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