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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 37 361005 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Microcanthus joyceae   Whitley, 1931

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

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Family: 37 361 Microcanthidae (Mados & Stripeys) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Stripey
Common Names List: stripey
Organism Type: a sweep
Synonyms: Microcanthus strigatus (Cuvier, 1831) [in most references prior to 2020]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Coastal (0-40m)
Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Parent Codes: 37 361904     Microcanthus 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 2008-11-19.
Occurrence locations [82] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
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Expected species depth range is from 0 to 50 m.
Taxon Notes:Updated from Microcanthus strigatus (now coded as 37 361028) after Tea and Gill's reassessment of the genus. Microcanthus joyceae is known from southern Queensland to southern New South Wales, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island and also occurs in New Caledonia (Tea & Gill 2020).

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2022-08-24
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
Record source and
Scientific Name
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TEA, YI-KAI, GILL, ANTHONY C., 2020. Systematic reappraisal of the anti-equatorial fish genus Microcanthus Swainson (Teleostei: Microcanthidae), with redescription and resurrection of Microcanthus joyceae Whitley, Zootaxa, Vol. 4802: 41-60. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4802.1.3
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