Bigscale Duckbill, Bembrops curvatura Okada & Suzuki 1952



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Bray, D.J. 2020, Bembrops curvatura in Fishes of Australia, accessed 24 Feb 2024, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/510

Bigscale Duckbill, Bembrops curvatura Okada & Suzuki 1952

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Distribution

West of Shark Bay, Western Australia, to the Arafura Sea, Northern Territory, and the northern Coral Sea off Queensland. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical, east-Indo-west Pacific.

Features

Lateral line sloping abruptly, descent occurring primarily in anterior half.

Etymology

The specific name is from the Latin curvatura (= a bend), in reference to the sharply curved lateral line of this species.

Species Citation

Bembrops curvatura Okada & Suzuki 1952, Report of the Faculty of Fisheries of the Prefectural University of Mie 1(2): 68, fig. 1. Type locality: off Owashi, Mie Prefecture, Japan.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2020

Resources

Atlas of Living Australia

Bigscale Duckbill, Bembrops curvatura Okada & Suzuki 1952

References


Das, M.K. & Nelson, J.S. 1996. Revision of the percophid genus Bembrops (Actinopterygii: Perciformes). Bulletin of Marine Science 59(1): 9-44 

Gloerfelt-Tarp, T. & Kailola, P.J. 1984. Trawled Fishes of Southern Indonesia and Northwest Australia. Jakarta : Dir. Gen. Fish. (Indonesia), German Tech. Coop., Aust. Dev. Ass. Bur. 406 pp.

Larson, H.K., Williams, R.S. & Hammer, M.P. 2013. An annotated checklist of the fishes of the Northern Territory, Australia. Zootaxa 3696(1): 1-293 

Nelson, J.S. 2001. Trichonotidae, Creediidae, Percophidae. pp. 3511-3516 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 6 pp. 3381-4218. 

Okada, Y. & Suzuki, K. 1952. On two new bembroid fishes from the deep sea off Mie Prefecture with special reference in relation to hitherto known species. Report of the Faculty of Fisheries of the Prefectural University of Mie 1(2): 67-74 figs 1-3

Okiyama, M. 1997. Two types of pelagic larvae of Bembrops (Trachinoidea: Percophidae), with notes on their phylogenetic implication. Bulletin of Marine Science 60(1): 152-160. See ref online

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37393012

Depth:100-308 m

Habitat:Benthic, shelf & upper slope

Max Size:16 cm SL

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