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)  »  Haemulidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 350013 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Plectorhinchus unicolor   (Macleay, 1883)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

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Family: 37 350 Haemulidae (Grunter Breams) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Sombre Sweetlips
Common Names List: minstrel sweetlips
sweetlip bream
Organism Type: a grunter bream
Synonyms: Plectorhinchus schotaf (Forsskål, 1775) [Randall et al 1990: 195; Allen et al 2006: 1223; Johnson 2010: 320, 340]
Plectorhinchus sp [Francis 1993:161]
Plectorhinchus chubbi [CAAB; Allen et al 2006 - Zool. Cat. Aust]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Coastal (0-40m)
Parent Codes: 37 350903     Plectorhinchus spp.
Previous Codes
(if any)
350013, 37 350025
Distribution map:
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2008-11-19.
Occurrence locations [1] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
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Expected species depth range is from 0 to 36 m.
Scientific Name Notes:Johnson & Wilmer (2015) noted distribution as southern Japan, Taiwan, Micronesia (Guam), West Malaysia, Indonesia, New Guinea and northern Australia. In Australia known from Rottnest Island north to Dampier Archipelago (WA) and on east coast from Lizard Island (Qld) south to Tweed River (NSW), including Lord Howe Island in depths of 1–10 m. Plectorhinchus schotaf appears to be restricted to the region from southeast Africa to the Arabian Sea, including the Red Sea and Persian Gulf; Plectorhinchus chubbi has only been confirmed from the Western Indian Ocean (Johnson & Wilmer 2015).

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
FoA 5205
Checked on: 2020-10-20
View at FoA
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2016-05-10
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
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