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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 467072 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Lagocephalus suezensis   Clark & Gohar, 1953

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Family: 37 467 Tetraodontidae (Toadfishes) - show full list
Standard Name: [a toadfish]
Organism Type: a toadfish
Synonyms: Lagocephalus sceleratus (Gmelin, 1789) [misidentification in Gloerfelt-Tarp & Kailola 1984, Sainsbury et al 1985, Kuiter 1996]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Coastal (0-40m)
Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Parent Codes: 37 467900     Lagocephalus spp.
Taxon Notes:Previously thought to be restricted to Red Sea/western Indian Ocean. Iwatsubo et al. 2009 noted it from Japan & Australia and noted confusion with L. sceleratus throughout W Pacific. Many Aust. records of L. sceleratus are mis-id's of L. suezensis (pers. comm. K. Matsuura in AFD online accessed 6.1.15). In northern Aust. L. suezensis is confirmed from Exmouth Gulf, WA (22 S) to Double I Pt, Qld (c.26 S), incl. NT in 10-120m depth.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
FoA 5191
Checked on: 2020-10-20
View at FoA
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2016-05-10
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
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