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)  »  Sparidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 353020 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Chrysophrys major   Temminck & Schlegel, 1943

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Family: 37 353 Sparidae (Breams) - show full list
Standard Name: [a bream]
Organism Type: a bream
Synonyms: Pagrus major
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Parent Codes: 37 353903     Chrysophrys spp.
Taxon Notes:Added based on records from Evans Shoal, NT by Larson et al 2013. Paulin (1990) and Carpenter (2001) regarded Pagrus major from the north-west Pacific as a junior synonym of P. auratus. Workers from Japan and China have treated Pagrus major as a distinct species. Tabata & Taniguchi (2000) found genetic differences between the two forms and recommended recognising the two groups as subspecies. We accept here the separation of the two forms as distinct species. The two Indo-Pacific species are now placed in the genus Chrysophrys (Aust Faunal Directory, accessed 22.6.20).

Name status: unaccepted    Checked on: 2020-07-06
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