CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 37 385010 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Heteroscarus acroptilus   (Richardson, 1846)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

Australian National Fish Collection (ANFC) Fishmap images

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Family: 37 385 (Rock Whitings) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Rainbow Cale
Common Names List: rainbow cale
Organism Type: a rock whiting
Synonyms: Odax acroptilus [in most recent references]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Coastal (0-40m)
Parent Codes: 37 385902     Heteroscarus spp.
Previous Codes
(if any)
385010, 37 386003, 386003
Distribution map:
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2009-01-06.
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Expected species depth range is from 1 to 25 m.
Scientific Name Notes:Genus changed to Heteroscarus after Gomon et al 2008 (decision based on Clements et al 2004 paper in Molecular Phylogentics & Evolution, M. Gomon, pers. comm. July 2009).

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
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Name status: unaccepted    Checked on: 2016-05-11
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
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