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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 311110 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Plectranthias mcgroutheri   Gill, Pogonoski, Moore & Johnson, 2021

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

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Family: 37 311 Serranidae (Rockcods) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Spotted Perchlet
Organism Type: a rockcod
Synonyms: Plectranthias wheeleri Allen 1985: 2508 (checklist, WA); Paxton et al. 1989: 507 (checklist, North West Shelf); Hutchins 2001: 30 (checklist); Allen et al. 2006: 991 (checklist)
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
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Habitat: Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Slope Demersal (200-2000m)
Parent Codes: 37 311939     Plectranthias spp.
Previous Codes
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2022-01-12.
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Expected species depth range is from 165 to 202 m.
Taxon Notes:Plectranthias mcgroutheri (formerly referred to as Plectranthias wheeleri in Australia) is known from west of Exmouth Gulf (21 59'S, 113 49 E), 190 km NW of Port Hedland (19 01 S, 117 12 E) and east of Rowley Shoals (17 29 S 120 27 E), WA in 165-202m (Gill et al 2021). The true Plectranthias wheeleri is restricted to the Eastern Indian Ocean and western Pacific, including Indonesia north to Taiwan and Japan and New Caledonia.
Record source: GILL, ANTHONY C., POGONOSKI, JOHN J., MOORE, GLENN I., JOHNSON, JEFFREY W., 2021. Review of Australian species of Plectranthias Bleeker and Selenanthias Tanaka (Teleostei: Serranidae: Anthiadinae), with descriptions of four new species., Zootaxa, Vol. 4918: 1-116. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4918.1.1
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