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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 37 287144 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Ablabys pauciporus   Chungthanawong & Motomura, 2018

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Family: 37 287 Tetrarogidae (Fortescues) - show full list
Standard Name: [a scorpionfish]
Organism Type: a scorpionfish
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Coastal (0-40m)
Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Parent Codes: 37 287905     Ablabys 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 30 to 65 m.
Taxon Notes:Added after description. Known from Swain Reefs, GBR (c. 20 58 S, 151 51 E to 21 57 S, 152 15 E) in 30-65m depth (Chungthanawong & Motomura, 2018; CSIRO collection records).
Record source and
Scientific Name
verified against
Chungthanawong, Sirikanya, Motomura, Hiroyuki, 2019. Two new species of the waspfish genus Ablabys (Scorpaeniformes: Tetrarogidae) from the western Pacific Ocean, Ichthyological Research, Vol. 66: 114-128. doi:10.1007/s10228-018-0665-0
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