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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Actinopterygii (class)  »  Scorpaeniformes (order)  »  Setarchidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 287013 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Lythrichthys dentatus   Wada, Kai & Motomura, 2021

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

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Family: 37 287 Setarchidae (Deepwater Scorpionfishes) - show full list
Standard Name: [a deepwater scorpionfish]
Organism Type: a deepwater scorpionfish
Synonyms: Setarches longimanus (var E) [in CAAB]
Setarches longimanus (var F) [in CAAB]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Slope Demersal (200-2000m)
Parent Codes: 37 287958     Lythrichthys 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 2022-01-20.
Occurrence locations [62] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
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Expected species depth range is from 216 to 696 m.
Taxon Notes:Updated from Setarches longimanus (var F) after reidentification of voucher specimen (which is now the holotype of L. dentatus) by Wada et al 2021. In Australia, known from Cape Lambert, Western Australia (18°58ʹ S, 117°12 ʹE) to Bathurst Island, Arafura Sea (10°02ʹS, 130°03ʹE) and from Lihou Reef and cays (17°02' S, 151°03ʹ E) south to Swain Reefs, Queensland Plateau, Queensland (21°20ʹ S, 153°32ʹ E) in 216-696 m (Wada et al 2021).

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2022-08-23
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Record source: Wada, Hidetoshi, Kai, Yoshiaki, Motomura, Hiroyuki, 2021. Revision of the resurrected deepwater scorpionfish genus Lythrichthys Jordan and Starks 1904 (Setarchidae), with descriptions of two new species, Ichthyological Research, Vol. 68: 373-403. doi:10.1007/s10228-020-00793-z
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