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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 296916 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Insidiator spp.  

Rank: Genus
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Family: 37 296 Platycephalidae (Flatheads) - show full list
Standard Name: [a flathead]
Organism Type: a flathead
Synonyms: Suggrundus spp.
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Parent Codes: 37 296900     Platycephalidae
Child Codes: 37 296012     Insidiator macracanthus
Taxon Notes:The genus Insidiator was established by Jordan and Snyder (1900) however Whitley (1930) described the genus Suggrundus as a replacement name for Insidiator because he believed the latter to be preoccupied by Insidiator Oken 1842. However, Imamura & Hoese (2020) presented evidence to show that Insidiator Oken 1842 is unavailable, and restored Insidiator Jordan and Snyder with Suggrundus becoming an unnecessary replacement name. See Imamura & Hoese (2020) for further details.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2024-01-10
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Record source and
Scientific Name
verified against
Imamura, H. Hoese, D.F. , 2020. Insidiator Jordan and Snyder 1900, a valid genus of the family Platycephalidae (Scorpaeniformes), Ichthyological Research, Vol. 67, 4: 541-544. doi:10.1007/s10228-020-00774-2
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