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)  »  Perciformes (order)  »  Leiognathidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 341004 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Aurigequula longispinis   (Valenciennes, 1835)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

Australian National Fish Collection (ANFC) Fishmap images

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Family: 37 341 Leiognathidae (Ponyfishes) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Longspine Ponyfish
Common Names List: Smithurst's ponyfish
Organism Type: a ponyfish
Synonyms: Leiognathus longispinis [in most Australian references]
Leiognathus smithursti Aurigequula longispina
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Coastal (0-40m)
Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Parent Codes: 37 341902     Aurigequula 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 [58] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
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Expected species depth range is from 15 to 80 m.
Scientific Name Notes:Chakrabarty et al 2010 (Cey. J. Sci., Bio. Sci.) resurrected Aurigequula from the synonymy of Leiognathus. From AFD draft text July 2018 "the derivation appears to be from the Latin noun spinus as a plural noun = spines or thorns"

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
FoA 2218
View at FoA
ITIS 168813
View at ITIS
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
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