CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 37 270001 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Lophotus guntheri   Johnston, 1883

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

Photographic Index of Australian Fishes (PIAF)

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Family: 37 270 Lophotidae (Crestfishes) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Crested Bandfish
Common Names List: crested bandfish
Organism Type: a crestfish
Synonyms: Lophotus lacepede (in CAAB; possibly confined to the Atlantic Ocean)
Lophotus capellei (Australian Faunal Directory)
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Pelagic, Epipelagic (0-200m, Oceanic)
Parent Codes: 37 270902     Lophotus 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.
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Expected species depth range is from 0 to 90 m.
Taxon Notes:From Australian Faunal Directory, July 2018: There is uncertainty over the correct name and number of number of species of Lophotus found in Australia. The species has been treated as Lophotus lacepede, L. capellei or L. guntheri. We follow Craig et al. (2004) in use of the name L. guntheri for the south Pacific species. Because there may be two species in Australia, further work is needed on the genus.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2016-05-12
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
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