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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 372159 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Dascyllus carneus   Fischer, 1885

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Family: 37 372 Pomacentridae (Damselfishes) - show full list
Standard Name: [a damselfish]
Organism Type: a damselfish
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Coastal (0-40m)
Parent Codes: 37 372909     Dascyllus spp.
Taxon Notes:Recorded by Hobbs et al 2014 from Cocos (Keeling) Islands, eastern Indian Ocean (mentioned in text, but accidentally excluded from checklist). Elsewhere the species is widespread in the Indian Ocean, from East Africa east to the Andaman Sea and Indonesia in 5-35m (Allen & Erdmann 2012). Also confirmed from an iNaturalist photo from Cocos (Keeling) Islands (

FoA 5548
View at FoA
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2021-09-22
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
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