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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 37 351001 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Lethrinus punctulatus   Macleay, 1878

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Family: 37 351 Lethrinidae (Emperors) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Bluespotted Emperor
Common Names List: spangled emperor
Organism Type: an emperor
Synonyms: Lethrinus nebulosus [misidentification]
Lethrinus sp. 3 [of Carpenter, FAO WCP Guide]
Lethrinus sp [Carpenter, pers comm] (CAAB)
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Coastal (0-40m)
Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Parent Codes: 37 351902     Lethrinus 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 2022-11-19.
Occurrence locations [1206] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
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Expected species depth range is from 19 to 65 m.
Taxon Notes:Updated from Lethrinus sp [Carpenter, pers comm] to Lethrinus punctulatus on advice of Lethrinidae expert Kent Carpenter in Feb 2018. Also cited as Lethrinus punctulatus by Moore et al. 2020:110 (Kimberley Fishes paper).
Common/Standard Name Notes: Previous marketing name: Spangled Emperor.

Name status: unaccepted    Checked on: 2022-06-09
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