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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 361028 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Microcanthus strigatus   (Cuvier, 1831)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Family: 37 361 Microcanthidae (Mados & Stripeys) - show full list
Standard Name: [a stripey]
Organism Type: a stripey
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Coastal (0-40m)
Parent Codes: 37 361904     Microcanthus spp.
Taxon Notes:Added after reassessment of genus by Tea & Gill (2020) and recognition of M. joyceae (coded as 37 361005) in Australia. Microcanthus strigatus is known from Western Australia, East Asia and Hawaii. In WA it has been recorded from Cape Leeuwin northwards to the Exmouth Gulf (Tea & Gill 2020).
Record source and
Scientific Name
verified against
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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