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 287147 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Pontinus macrocephalus   (Sauvage, 1882)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Family: 37 287 Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes) - show full list
Standard Name: [a scorpionfish]
Organism Type: a scorpionfish
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Slope Demersal (200-2000m)
Parent Codes: 37 287956     Pontinus spp.
Taxon Notes:Added based on an observation and photo from Christmas Island, Indian Ocean (Hobbs et al 2014) and specimens in NTM & WAM from west of Beagle Bay, WA (17 03'S) to the Evans Shoal Area, Timor Sea (129 30'E) in 200-310m depth (where depths provided). Given the taxonomic problems in the genus, identifications are considered tentative and it is unsure if the true name is Pontinus macrocephalus or Pontinus rhodochrous or whether both species are present in Australia.
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