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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 428290 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Vanderhorstia dorsomacula   Randall, 2007

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

Australian National Fish Collection (ANFC) Fishmap images

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Family: 37 428 Gobiidae (Gobies) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Slender Shrimpgoby
Common Names List: slender shrimp goby
Organism Type: a goby
Synonyms: Vanderhorstia mertensi (Klausewitz, 1974)
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Coastal (0-40m)
Parent Codes: 37 428994     Vanderhorstia 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 2008-11-19.
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Expected species depth range is from 0 to 40 m.
Taxon Notes:The species is very similar to Vanderhorstia mertensi from the western Indian Ocean and no direct comparison has been made of the two species. It is possible that V. mertensi is confined to the Red Sea and western Indian Ocean. Tentatively only Vanderhorstia dorsomacula is recognised from Australia, but further work is needed on the genus in Australia (AFD draft text, 13.9.18).

FoA 4178
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Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2016-05-12
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