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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Actinopterygii (class)  »  Syngnathiformes (order)  »  Syngnathidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 282128 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Corythoichthys benedetto   Allen & Erdmann, 2008

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

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Family: 37 282 Syngnathidae (Pipefishes) - show full list
Standard Name: [a pipefish]
Common Names List: redspot pipefish
Organism Type: a pipefish
Synonyms: Corythoichthys sp. 2 [in Kuiter 2000]. Note that Corythoichthys sp. 2 in Kuiter 2009 is a different species closely related to C. amplexus.
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Coastal (0-40m)
Parent Codes: 37 282906     Corythoichthys spp.
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 5 to 20 m.
Scientific Name Notes:Allen & Erdmann (2008) described Corythoichthys benedetto from Indonesia and PNG. They noted that this is probably the same species as Corythoichthys sp 2 of Kuiter (2000), but Kuiter's image from the Great Barrier Reef was slightly different to C. benedetto. Kuiter (2009) replaced his Corythoichthys sp 2 [sensu Kuiter 2000] with C. benedetto. This species is provisionally included here but further investigation may be required to confirm its occurrence in Australian waters.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
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FoA 4849
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Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2016-05-11
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