Owstonia taeniosoma (Kamohara 1935)

Owstonia taeniosoma, from off Newcastle, New South Wales, AMS I.33445–002, 83 mm SL, depth 62-77 m, April 1992. Source: Ken J Graham / NSW Fisheries. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

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Owstonia taeniosoma (Kamohara 1935)

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Off Newcastle, New South Wales (62-77 m). Elsewhere, the species is known from Japan, Taiwan and the Andaman Sea.


The specific name taeniosoma is from the Greek taenia (= band, ribbon) and soma (= body) in reference to the elongate body of this species.

Species Citation

Pseudocepola taeniosoma Kamohara 1935, Annotationes Zoologicae Japonenses 15(1): 136, fig. 4. Type locality: off Mimase, near Kôchi Prefecture, Tosa, Japan.


Bray, D.J. 2022


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Owstonia taeniosoma (Kamohara 1935)


Kamohara, T. 1935. On the Owstoniidae of Japan. Annotationes Zoologicae Japonenses 15(1): 130-138 

Smith-Vaniz, W.F. & Johnson, G.D. 2016. Hidden diversity in deep-water bandfishes: review of Owstonia with descriptions of twenty-one new species (Teleostei: Cepolidae: Owstoniinae). Zootaxa 4187(1): 1–103 https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4187.1.1

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CAAB Code:37380018

Depth:62-250 m

Habitat:Sandy/muddy areas

Max Size:17 cm SL

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