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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 37 428205 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Apocryptodon wirzi   Koumans, 1937

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

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Family: 37 428 Gobiidae (Gobies) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Peacock Mudskipper
Organism Type: a goby
Synonyms: Oxuderces wirzi [in most references prior to 2016]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Estuarine
Coastal (0-40m)
Parent Codes: 37 428908     Apocryptodon 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 2012-07-31.
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Expected species depth range is from 0 to 10 m.
Taxon Notes:Jaafar & Parenti 2016 reassigned Oxuderces wirzi to Apocryptodon wirzi. The two remaining species in the genus Oxuderces are not known from Australia (Jaafar & Parenti 2016).

FoA 3073
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Name status: unaccepted    Checked on: 2021-01-21
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