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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 282145 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Urocampus guentheri   Duncker, 1909

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Organism Type: a pipefish
Synonyms: Urocampus carinirostris [in most references prior to 2022]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Estuarine
Coastal (0-40m)
Parent Codes: 37 282940     Urocampus spp.
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2022-05-30.
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Expected species depth range is from 0 to 3 m.
Taxon Notes:Araki & Motomura (2022) resurrected Urocampus guentheri Duncker 1909 from the synonym of Urocampus carinirostris Castelnau 1872. It is currently known from near Ceduna (c. 134 E), South Australia westwards to the Swan R (31°53′S, 115°56′E), Western Australia and from Shark Bay, WA (c. 26 S). The holotype from Shark Bay was destroyed, but the occurrence of the species from this area is based on Kuiter 2009, 282, Figure J (Seahorses and their relatives).
Record source: Araki, M. A., Motomura, H., 2022. Review of the Indo‑West Pacific pipefish genus Urocampus (Syngnathidae), with descriptions of two new species, Ichthyological Research. doi:10.1007/s10228-022-00872-3
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