CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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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 287133 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Neomerinthe erostris   (Alcock, 1896)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

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Family: 37 287 Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes) - show full list
Standard Name: [a scorpionfish]
Common Names List: Round Scorpionfish
Organism Type: a scorpionfish
Synonyms: Neomerinthe rotunda Chen 1981 [in CAAB & AFD online]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Slope Demersal (200-2000m)
Parent Codes: 37 287926     Neomerinthe 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 225 to 295 m.
Taxon Notes:Motomura et al 2015 noted that Neomerinthe erostris is a senior synonym of Scorpaena gibbifrons, Neomerinthe rotunda and Neomerinthe bathyperimensis. In Australia, confirmed from off Ashmore Reef (Timor Sea) and Great Barrier Reef in 95m depth (H. Motomura, pers. comm June 2016). Widely distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from Madagascar and Yemen eastwards to Wallis and Futuna Islands in depths of 52–505m (Motomura et al 2015, Zootaxa).

FoA 2689
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Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2021-01-21
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