CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 37 308003 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Dactyloptena macracanthus   (Bleeker, 1854)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

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Family: 37 308 Dactylopteridae (Flying Gurnards) - show full list
Standard Name: Mottled Flying Gurnard
Common Names List: mottled flying gurnard
Organism Type: a flying gurnard
Synonyms: Dactyloptena macracantha
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Parent Codes: 37 308902     Dactyloptena spp.
Previous Codes
(if any)
Distribution map:
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2009-01-06.
Occurrence locations [422] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
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Expected species depth range is from 33 to 177 m.
Taxon Notes:According to Australian Faunal Directory (accessed 20 May 2015): [derivation is apparently from the Greek makros = large and acantha = thorn or spine; Bleeker consistently Latinized as macracanthus for masculine and feminine genera and is treated here as a noun in apposition].

Australian Faunal Directory (AFD)
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
World Register of Marine Species
Name status: unaccepted    Checked on: 2020-09-12
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
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