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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Actinopterygii (class)  »  Beryciformes (order)  »  Trachichthyidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 255001 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Hoplostethus mediterraneus   Cuvier, 1829

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

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Family: 37 255 Trachichthyidae (Roughies) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Blacktip Sawbelly
Common Names List: blacktip sawbelly
common sawbelly
Organism Type: a roughy
Synonyms: Hoplostethus intermedius (Hector, 1875) [in many Australian references prior to 2019)
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Slope Demersal (200-2000m)
Parent Codes: 37 255903     Hoplostethus spp.
Previous Codes
(if any)
Distribution map:
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2009-01-06.
Occurrence locations [474] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
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Expected species depth range is from 200 to 1000 m.
Taxon Notes:Workers in Australia historically used the name Hoplostethus intermedius for the Australian and New Zealand species, but workers in New Zealand treated the species as a junior synonym of Hoplostethus mediterraneus (see Gomon 2008 and Roberts & Gomon 2015). Roberts & Gomon (2016, NZ Fishes book) noted 'Hoplostethus intermedius, type locality Challenger Plateau, NZ, is a junior subjective synonym of H. mediterraneus Cuvier, 1829, type locality off Nice, Mediterranean, because these species are genetically and morphologically indistinguishable'.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
FoA 3732
View at FoA
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-02-26
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
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