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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 37 287041 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Scorpaena cf onaria   Jordan & Snyder, 1900

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

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Family: 37 287 Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes) - show full list
Standard Name: Western Scorpionfish
Common Names List: Neglected Scorpionfish
Organism Type: a scorpionfish
Synonyms: Scorpaena neglecta Scorpaena onaria
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Slope Demersal (200-2000m)
Parent Codes: 37 287904     Scorpaena spp.
Previous Codes
(if any)
287041, 37 287516, 287516, 37 287832
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Occurrence locations [6] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
Expected species depth range is from 95 to 500 m.
Scientific Name Notes:This species was recorded from Western Australia as Scorpaena neglecta (see Gloerfelt-Tarp & Kailola, 1984). Although Motomura, Paulin & Stewart (2005) reidentified the WA specimens (including the voucher specimen for this CAAB number) as S. onaria, the WA form is probably not conspecific with specimens recorded as S. onaria from off eastern Australia. The true S. neglecta also occurs in Australia (Motomura, pers comm) and is coded as 37287142.

Name status: miscellaneousLiterature    Checked on: 2019-11-21
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