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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 251014 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Melamphaes danae   Ebeling, 1962

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: Estuarine
Pelagic, Epipelagic (0-200m, Oceanic)
Pelagic, Mesopelagic (200-1000m, Oceanic)
Pelagic, Bathypelagic (1000-2000m, Oceanic)
Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 37 251901     Melamphaes spp.
Taxon Notes:Added based on specimens collected from north-west of Exmouth, WA (20°53′S, 113°08′E) and the Norfolk Ridge (29°41′S, 164°39′E) in pelagic tows from 150-200m depth, but known from 70 to at least 1300m depth (Kotlyar 2016).
Record source and
Scientific Name
verified against
Kotlyar, A.N. 2016. Revision of the genus Melamphaes (Melamphaidae): 7. Oligo-raker species: M. danae and M. pumilis. Voprosy Ikhtiologii 56(4): 379-390 [In Russian, English translation in Journal of Ichthyology 56(4): 477-487], 2016, Vol. 56, 4: 379.
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