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Species Anomalops katoptron (Bleeker, 1856)

Twofin Flashlightfish, Two-fin Flashlightfish

  • Heterophthalmus katoptron Bleeker, P. 1856. Beschrijvengen van nieuwe of weinig bekende vischsoorten van Menado en Makassar grootendeels verzameld op eene reis naar den Molukschen Archipel in het gevolg van den Gouverneur-Generaal Duymaer van Twist. Acta Societatis Scientiarum Indo-Neerlandicae 1: 1-80 [43].
    Type data:
     Status unknown, whereabouts unknown, Manado, Makassar, Indonesia.
  • Anomalops graeffei Kner, R. 1868. Über neue Fische aus dem Museum der Herren J. Cäs. Godeffroy und Sohn in Hamburg. Sitzungsberichte der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse 58(1–2): 26-31 [26] [described in more detail in Kner, R. 1868. IV. Folge neuer Fische aus dem Museum der Herren Joh. Cäs. Godeffroy und Sohn in Hamburg. Sitzungsberichte der Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe. Wien 58(3–4): 293–356 9 pls].
    Type data:
     Status unknown, whereabouts unknown, Kandavu Island, Fiji.

 

Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy

  • McCosker, J.E. & Rosenblatt, R.H. 1987. Notes on the biology, taxonomy, and distribution of the flashlight fishes (Beryciformes: Anomalopidae). Japanese Journal of Ichthyology 34(2): 157-164 [158]

 

Distribution

States

Queensland


Extra Distribution Information

Osprey Reef (13º55´S) to Escape Reef (15º50´S), QLD, with lights, presumably from this species, seen on the outer barrier reef near 14ºS (R.C. Steene pers. comm.); tropical, Indo-west Pacific.


Note that conversion of the original AFD map of states, drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones to IBRA and IMCRA regions may have produced errors. The new maps will be reviewed and corrected as updates occur. The maps may not indicate the entire distribution. See further details below.
IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)
drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)

IMCRA

Central Eastern Transition (15), Kenn Transition (16), Kenn Province (17), Northeast Province (18), Northeast Transition (19), Cape Province (20), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Other Regions

Coral Sea Islands Territory

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • Coral Sea Islands Territory
    • Queensland: Great Barrier Reef, NE oceanic

Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef, inshore, nocturnal.

 

General References

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs. [498]

 

Common Name References

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs. [498] (Two-fin Flashlightfish)

Seafood Services Australia 2008. Australian Fish Names Standard. http://www.fishnames.com.au/. (Twofin Flashlightfish)

 

History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
27-Jul-2010 MODIFIED