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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Actinopterygii (class)  »  Lampriformes (order)  »  Lampridae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 268003 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Lampris megalopsis   Underkoffler, Luers, Hyde & Craig, 2018

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Family: 37 268 Lampridae (Opahs) - show full list
Standard Name: [an opah]
Organism Type: an opah
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Pelagic, Epipelagic (0-200m, Oceanic)
Pelagic, Mesopelagic (200-1000m, Oceanic)
Parent Codes: 37 268901     Lampris spp.
Taxon Notes:Underkoffler et al 2018 noted that Lampris megalopsis is a cosmopolitan species and has been recorded from the Central-North Pacific west to American Samoa, Australia and Indonesia, South Africa (Indian Ocean), the Gulf of Mexico, and along the Chilean coastline. In Australian waters, it is confirmed from a genetic sample (specimen not retained) collected from east of Elizabeth and Middleton Reef, c. 29 18 S, 160 18 E. It is likely to be more widespread in Australian waters but distributional information is lacking.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2021-05-05
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
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