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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 37 347015 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Parascolopsis akatamae   Miyamoto, McMahan & Kaneko, 2020

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

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Family: 37 347 Nemipteridae (Threadfin Breams) - show full list
Standard Name: Rosy Sea Perch
Common Names List: rosy sea perch
Standard (Commercial) Name(s): Rosy Monocle Bream
Organism Type: a threadfin bream
Synonyms: Parascolopsis eriomma (Jordan & Richardson, 1909) [in most references prior to 2020]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Slope Demersal (200-2000m)
Parent Codes: 37 347903     Parascolopsis spp.
Previous Codes
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2022-04-08.
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Expected species depth range is from 100 to 230 m.
Taxon Notes:Previously known as Parascolopsis eriomma in Australia, but that species is restricted to Japan south to Indonesia and possibly east to Vanuatu, but not confirmed from Australia. Parascolopsis akatamae occurs from southern Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, India and Iraq, and also possibly from the South China Sea, Myanmar, Arabian Sea, Red Sea and Madagascar. In Australia, the species is confirmed from the Timor Sea off northern WA (13°33'S, 124°02'E) eastwards to the Arafura Sea, NT (9°59'S, 130°08'E), and possibly south to Onslow (21°38'S) and off Ningaloo (22.06 S, 113.81 E), WA (AFD online and ALA records). Known from depths of 100-200m.
Record source and
Scientific Name
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MIYAMOTO, KEI MCMAHAN, CALEB D. KANEKO, ATSUSHI, 2020. Parascolopsis akatamae, a new species of dwarf monocle bream (Perciformes: Nemipteridae) from the Indo-West Pacific, with redescription of closely related species P. eriomma, Zootaxa, Vol. 4881: 91-103. . doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4881.1.6
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