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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Actinopterygii (class)  »  Perciformes (order)  »  Serranidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 311023 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Chelidoperca stella   Matsunuma & Motomura, 2016

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Family: 37 311 Serranidae (Rockcods) - show full list
Standard Name: blue-spotted sea-bass
Common Names List: blue-spotted sea-bass
Organism Type: a rockcod
Synonyms: Chelidoperca sp. 1 [in Sainsbury et al, 1985; CAAB]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Coastal (0-40m)
Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Parent Codes: 37 311924     Chelidoperca spp.
Previous Codes
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2022-04-13.
Occurrence locations [5] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
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Expected species depth range is from 67 to 115 m.
Taxon Notes:Updated from Chelidoperca sp. 1 [in Sainsbury et al, 1985] on advice of Jeff Williams 24.4.20, who has CSIRO voucher on loan. Describing C. stella, Matsunuma & Motomura 2016 noted 'C. stella is closely similar to Chelidoperca sp. 1, briefly described by Sainsbury et al. 1985 from NW Aust, in having a lower number of pored lateral-line scales (35 or 36 in latter) and pelvic fins white with yellow flecks. Although specimens of Chelidoperca sp. 1 were unavailable for this study, that species may be conspecific with C. stella, although differing from the specimens described herein in having 2-3 series of iridescent pale blue spots along the flank (Sainsbury et al. 1985) (absent in C. stella)'. CSIRO specimens from Qld (17 43 S,152 43 E south to 22 26 S,152 41 E, 69-115m) are confirmed as C. stella (M. Matsunuma pers comm 27.4.20).

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2016-06-20
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