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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 37 296061 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Platycephalus angustus   Steindachner, 1866

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Family: 37 296 Platycephalidae (Flatheads) - show full list
Standard Name: [a flathead]
Organism Type: a flathead
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Coastal (0-40m)
Parent Codes: 37 296913     Platycephalus spp.
Taxon Notes:Imamura (2012) reported the distribution of this species as northern Australia (c. 128 10'E in WA eastwards to c. 19 11'S on the central Qld coast) and Indonesia (West Papua) in creeks, river mouths and occasionally coastal waters (depths of 0.5-2m). Although this species has possibly been confused with P. indicus, it is different to the P. indicus recorded from Australia (H. Imamura, pers. comm 14/3/13).

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
FoA 4861
View at FoA
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2021-05-05
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
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