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)  »  Tetraodontiformes (order)  »  Tetraodontidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 467042 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Canthigaster papua   (Bleeker, 1848)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

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Family: 37 467 Tetraodontidae (Toadfishes) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Netted Toby
Organism Type: a toadfish
Synonyms: Canthigaster solandri Richardson, 1845 [Randall et al 1990:477 - Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. - misidentification, C. papua was considered a synonym of C. solandri at the time] (Australian Faunal Directory, accessed 30.6.2020).
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Coastal (0-40m)
Parent Codes: 37 467902     Canthigaster 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 35 m.
Taxon Notes:Randall et al. (1997) suggested that all records of Canthigaster solandri from Australia were based on this species, however, photos from R. Kuiter (1996) suggest both species occur in Australia and further studies are needed of Australian material to determine distribution of the two species in Australia (Australian Faunal Directory, accessed 30.6.2020).

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
FoA 859
View at FoA
ITIS 173328
View at ITIS
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2022-04-14
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
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