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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 37 346073 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Randallichthys filamentosus   (Fourmanoir, 1970)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

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Family: 37 346 Lutjanidae (Tropical Snappers) - show full list
Standard Name: [a tropical snapper]
Common Names List: Randall's snapper
Organism Type: a tropical snapper
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Slope Demersal (200-2000m)
Parent Codes: 37 346927     Randallichthys spp.
Distribution map:
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2023-09-18.
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Expected species depth range is from 150 to 500 m.
Taxon Notes:The first Australian record of this species was taken at 211m depth off Scott Reef (north-western Australia, eastern Indian Ocean, see Newman 2009); additional specimens have been collected from southern WA (Wakefield et al 2016) in 200-500m and off Lord Howe Island in 450-500m (iNaturalist).
Record source and
Scientific Name
verified against
Newman, S. J., 2009. First record of Randall's snapper (Perciformes: Lujanidae) from the eastern Indian Ocean (north-western Australia) , Journal of Fish Biology, Vol. 75: 1513-1517. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8649.2009.02382.x
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