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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 37 372042 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Chromis kennensis   Whitley, 1964

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

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Family: 37 372 Pomacentridae (Damselfishes) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Yellowspot Puller
Common Names List: yellow-spotted chromis
Organism Type: a damselfish
Synonyms: Chromis flavomaculata Kamohara, 1960 [in most Australian references prior to 2017]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Coastal (0-40m)
Parent Codes: 37 372907     Chromis spp.
Previous Codes
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Distribution map:
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2008-11-19.
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Expected species depth range is from 6 to 40 m.
Taxon Notes:Iwatsubo & Motomura 2013 resurrected Chromis kennensis from the synonomy of Chromis flavomaculata. The latter species is now a synonym of Chromis notata, which is endemic to the East Asian region. Chromis kennensis is known from the SW Pacific incl. the Coral Sea (Ken Reef, Middleton Reef & Elizabeth Reef), Lord Howe Island, eastern Australia (Sydney), New Caledonia (Ouvea Island), and Tonga (Tongatapu).

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
FoA 2315
View at FoA
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-09-03
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
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