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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 287148 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Scorpaena vesperalis   Wibowo & Motomura, 2020

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Family: 37 287 Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes) - show full list
Standard Name: [a scorpionfish]
Organism Type: a scorpionfish
Synonyms: Scorpaena papillosa [WA part of distribution]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Coastal (0-40m)
Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Parent Codes: 37 287904     Scorpaena spp.
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2021-01-21.
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Expected species depth range is from 0 to 188 m.
Taxon Notes:Previously lumped with Scorpaena papillosa. Distributed off southwestern Australia, ranging from Southern Group, Houtman Abrolhos (c. 28 51'S) south-east to the Albany coast (34 53'S, 118 25'E). Specimens examined for description were collected mainly from shallow rocky reefs at depths between 0-37 m, but known to at least 188 m (Wibowo & Motomura 2020).

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2021-09-12
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