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)  »  Channichthyidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 407791 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Champsocephalus gunnari   Lönnberg, 1905

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

Photographic Index of Australian Fishes (PIAF)

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Family: 37 407 Channichthyidae (Crocodile Icefishes) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Mackerel Icefish
Common Names List: mackerel icefish
blunt scalyhead>
Organism Type: a crocodile icefish
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Parent Codes: 37 407902     Champsocephalus 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 2022-08-23.
Occurrence locations [7] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
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Expected species depth range is from 0 to 700 m.
Taxon Notes:This taxon does not occur in the wild in Australian waters, but is entered in CAAB as commercially obtainable in Australia in imported form. The Australian Standard Name of Mackerel Icefish was approved by the Fish Names Committee at FNC Meeting 31 held on 15 March 2017.
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