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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 37 305007 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Ambophthalmos magnicirrus   (Nelson, 1977)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Family: 37 305 Psychrolutidae (Blobfishes) - show full list
Standard Name: [a blobfish]
Organism Type: a blobfish
Synonyms: Neophrynichthys magnicirrus
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Slope Demersal (200-2000m)
Parent Codes: 37 305903     Ambophthalmos spp.
Distribution map:
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2022-11-04.
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Expected species depth range is from 86 to 533 m.
Taxon Notes:Added based on NMV record from Macquarie Island identified by Nelson. Macquarie Island is also the type locality for this species.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2016-05-10
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
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