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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 341012 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Photolateralis moretoniensis   (Ogilby, 1912)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

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Family: 37 341 Leiognathidae (Ponyfishes) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Zigzag Ponyfish
Common Names List: zig-zag ponyfish
Organism Type: a ponyfish
Synonyms: Leiognathus moretoniensis [in most Australian references to 2005]
Photoplagios moretoniensis [in some refs between 2005 and 2008, incl. AFD online accessed 29/6/10]
Equulites moretoniensis [Munro 1961; CAAB]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Coastal (0-40m)
Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Parent Codes: 37 341910     Photolateralis 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 [1792] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
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Expected species depth range is from 10 to 105 m.
Scientific Name Notes:Sparks et al. (2008) erected the genus Photoplagios for a number of Leiognathid species but Kimura et al. (2008) noted that Equulites was a senior synonym of Photoplagios. Sparks & Chakrabarty (2015) erected the genus Photolateralis for some species previously placed in Equulites.

ITIS 168810
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Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2016-05-11
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