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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 37 287151 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Lythrichthys cypho   Wada, Kai & Motomura, 2021

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Family: 37 287 Setarchidae (Deepwater Scorpionfishes) - show full list
Standard Name: [a deepwater scorpionfish]
Organism Type: a deepwater scorpionfish
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Slope Demersal (200-2000m)
Parent Codes: 37 287958     Lythrichthys spp.
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2022-01-20.
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Expected species depth range is from 300 to 774 m.
Taxon Notes:In Australia, known from North West Shelf off Port Hedland (18°40ʹ S, 116°42ʹ E) north to SW of Scott Reefs (14°36ʹ S, 121°49ʹ E), Western Australia and on the east from S of Saumarez Reef (23 12 S, 153 37 E) and Norfolk Ridge in the Tasman Sea (26°25' S, 167°10' E) in 300-774 m depth. Outside of Australia occurs as shallow as 115m (Wada et al 2021).
Record source and
Scientific Name
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Wada, Hidetoshi, Kai, Yoshiaki, Motomura, Hiroyuki, 2021. Revision of the resurrected deepwater scorpionfish genus Lythrichthys Jordan and Starks 1904 (Setarchidae), with descriptions of two new species, Ichthyological Research, Vol. 68: 373-403. doi:10.1007/s10228-020-00793-z
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