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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 37 355002 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Upeneus torres   Uiblein & Gledhill, 2014

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

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Family: 37 355 Mullidae (Goatfishes) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Japanese Goatfish
Common Names List: bar-tail goatfish
Organism Type: a goatfish
Synonyms: Upeneus bensasi [Gloerfelet-Tarp & Kailola, 1984; Sainsbury et al 1985]
Upeneus japonicus [Australian Faunal Directory, CAAB]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Coastal (0-40m)
Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Slope Demersal (200-2000m)
Parent Codes: 37 355903     Upeneus 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 2014-08-11.
Occurrence locations [436] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
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Expected species depth range is from 12 to 185 m.
Taxon Notes:This species was originally referred to in Australia as Upeneus bensasi, which is a synonym of Upeneus japonicus, and confirmed only from the South China Sea and Japan. Upeneus torres occurs from off Shark Bay (WA) north-eastwards to Torres Strait (Qld) in 12-351m.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
FoA 4841
View at FoA
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2017-09-08
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
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