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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 37 349004 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Gerres oyena   (Forssk√•l, 1775)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

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Family: 37 349 Gerreidae (Silverbiddies) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Blacktip Silverbiddy
Organism Type: a silverbiddy
Synonyms: Gerres kapas
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Estuarine
Coastal (0-40m)
Parent Codes: 37 349901     Gerres spp.
Previous Codes
(if any)
349004, 37 349009, 349009, 37 349010, 349010, 37 349019, 349019, 37 349018, 349018, 37 349011, 349011
Distribution map:
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2014-08-11.
Occurrence locations [137] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
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Expected species depth range is from 0 to 40 m.
Scientific Name Notes:Iwatsuki et al. (2007) treated Gerres kapas as a junior synonym of Gerres oyena, a decision followed here. However, Woodland (2001) recognised G. kapas as distinct from G. oyena and widespread in the western Pacific and Indian Ocean. Iwatsuki et al. (2007) based their synonymy on examination of non-type material (types are in poor condition) and they did not indicate which species Woodland (2001) recorded as G. kapas. Further study is needed to determine the validity of G. kapas.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
FoA 447
View at FoA
ITIS 169044
View at ITIS
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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