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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 37 287101 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Brachypterois serrulifer    Fowler, 1938
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes Distribution map:
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Expected distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2014-08-13.
Occurrence locations [28] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
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Expected species depth range is from 27 to 64 m.

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Family: 37 287 Pteroidae (Lionfishes) - show full list
Standard Name: Sawcheek Scorpionfish
Organism Type: a lionfish
Synonyms: Brachypterois serrulata [in most Australian references prior to 2013]
Brachypterois serrulatus [Gloerfelt-Tarp & Kailola 1984, p108, un-numbered fig top left; Blaber et al 1994, p392; Martin et al 1995, p917]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Coastal (0-40m)
Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Parent Codes: 37 287909     Brachypterois spp.
Taxon Notes:Matsunuma et al 2013 resurrected Brachypterois serrulifer from the synonymy of B. serrulata (Richardson, 1846). B. serrulifer is widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific region from the Red Sea and Persian Gulf eastwards to the Timor Sea and north to southern Japan. In Australia it is known from the Coburg Peninsula, NT (c. 132 10 E) eastwards to the Gulf of Carpentaria, Qld (c. 139 56 E) in 27-64m. The true B. serrulata is restricted to the northwestern Pacific.
Previous Codes
(if any)

Australian Faunal Directory (AFD)
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
Fishes of Australia 3131
Checked on: 2020-10-20
View at Fishes of Australia
World Register of Marine Species
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2018-01-22
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
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