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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 37 326008 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Heteropriacanthus carolinus   (Cuvier, 1829)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

Australian National Fish Collection (ANFC) Fishmap images

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Family: 37 326 Priacanthidae (Bigeyes) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Blotched Bigeye
Common Names List: yellow spot bigeye
Organism Type: a bigeye
Synonyms: Heteropriacanthus cruentatus (Lacépède, 1801) [in most references prior to 2017]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Coastal (0-40m)
Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Parent Codes: 37 326903     Heteropriacanthus 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 [77] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
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Expected species depth range is from 0 to 25 m.
Taxon Notes:Fernandez-Silva & Ho (2017) resurrected the name H. carolinus for this species that was previously referred to as Heteropriacanthus cruentatus. The former is widespread in the Indo-Pacific and the latter is restricted to the Atlantic and possibly SW Indian Ocean.

FoA 4461
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Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2016-05-11
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
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