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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 428291 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Vanderhorstia ornatissima   Smith, 1959

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

Australian National Fish Collection (ANFC) Fishmap images

Image by: G, Allen, Western Australian Museum
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Family: 37 428 Gobiidae (Gobies) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Ornate Shrimpgoby
Common Names List: ocellated goby
Organism Type: a goby
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 2012-08-31.
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Expected species depth range is from 0 to 40 m.
Taxon Notes:Allen & Erdmann (2012) suggested that this species was confined to the western Indian Ocean. However, material from Western Australia (Beacon Island, 28°28'S to North West Cape, 21°57'S), Ashmore Reef (Timor Sea) and Cocos (Keeling) Islands is closest to V. ornatissima. Records from eastern Australia have been based on other species of uncertain identity (AFD draft text 12.9.18).

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
FoA 5485
View at FoA
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2022-03-29
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
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