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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 287154 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Ocosia dorsomaculata   Chungthanawong & Motomura, 2022

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Family: 37 287 Tetrarogidae (Fortescues) - show full list
Standard Name: [a waspfish]
Organism Type: a waspfish
Synonyms: Ocosia cf. apia [in CAAB and Last el al 2014 Coral Sea checklist]
Ocosia sp. 2 [of P. Last]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Slope Demersal (200-2000m)
Parent Codes: 37 287929     Ocosia spp.
Previous Codes
(if any)
37 287824
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2022-01-19.
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Expected species depth range is from 140 to 348 m.
Taxon Notes:Described from specimens collected in the Coral Sea (Australia and Chesterfield Island, New Caledonia) in 140-545 m depth. In Australia, known from CSIRO specimens collected from E of Flinders Reefs (17 32 S, 149 46 E) south to NE of Whitsunday Islands (19 38 S, 150 32 E) and from QM type material collected between Swain Reefs (22°00′S, 153°31′E) and Cape Moreton (26°51′S, 153°36′E), Qld in 140-348 m.
Record source and
Scientific Name
verified against
CHUNGTHANAWONG, SIRIKANYA, MOTOMURA, HIROYUKI, 2022. A new species of the waspfish genus Ocosia (Teleostei: Tetrarogidae) from the Coral Sea, with a key to species in the genus, Zootaxa, Vol. 5091: 37-50. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.5091.3.3
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