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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 37 353002 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Dentex spariformis   Ogilby, 1910

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

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Family: 37 353 Sparidae (Breams) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Yellowback Bream
Common Names List: sea bream
deepsea snapper
Organism Type: a bream
Synonyms: Taius tumifrons Dentex tumifrons [in Gloerfelt-Tarp & Kailola, 1984: 207; Allen, 1997: 132]
Allotaius spariformis [in Hutchins, 2001: 35]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Slope Demersal (200-2000m)
Parent Codes: 37 353906     Dentex spp.
Previous Codes
(if any)
353002, 37 353015, 353015, 37 353009, 353009, 37 353005, 353005
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 [318] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
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Expected species depth range is from 30 to 346 m.
Scientific Name Notes:Iwatsuki et al 2007 examined the lectotype of Chrysophrys tumifrons, concluding that the specimen was actually the species recognised as Evynnis japonica Tanaka, 1931, and therefore a senior synonym of that species. Evynnis tumifrons (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843) has not been recorded from Australia. Dentex spariformis Ogilby, 1910 (described from Moreton Island) and previously considered a synonym of Dentex tumifrons, was therefore resurrected. Most Australian records of Dentex tumifrons probably refer to Dentex spariformis, but note that Dentex carpenteri was also recently described from Australia (37353018).

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
FoA 2510
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Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2016-05-11
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