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Aulacocephalus temminckii Bleeker, 1855

Goldribbon Soapfish

Classification
Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Perciformes Family:  Serranidae    NCBI taxonomy FishBase  WoRMS
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Marine Native Least Concern (LC)
Distribution
Waterbody Coastal zone Area surveyed
Indian ocean
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Port Blair in Andaman Sea. Red Sea, Rapa, South Africa to Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
Port Blair. India: Known from Port Blair in Andaman Sea Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and South Africa to Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. One specimen from Rapa.
Synonyms
Aulacocephalus temmincki Bleeker, 1855
Aulacocephalus schlegelii Günther, 1859
Aulacocephalus schlegeli Günther, 1859
Centropristis saponaceus Valenciennes, 1862
Aulacocephalus saponaceus (Valenciennes, 1862)
Centropristes savonaceus Valenciennes, 1862
Type specimen
Aulacocephalus temminckii Bleeker, 1855 temminckii, Aulacocephalus Bleeker [P.] 1855:12 [Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen. v. 26 (art. 4); Synonym: Aulacocephalus temminckii- Bleeker, 1855, Aulacocephalus temmincki- Bleeker, 1855, Aulacocephalus schlegelii- Günther, 1859, Aulacocephalus schlegeli- Günther, 1859, Centropristis saponaceus- Valenciennes, 1862, Aulacocephalus saponaceus- (Valenciennes, 1862), Centropristes savonaceus- Valenciennes, 1862 Type locality: Nagasaki, Japan. No types known. Appeared without description with reference to Aulacocephalus Schlegel. Order: Perciformes Family: Serranidae, Subfamily: Grammistinae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: South Africa, Comores and Mascarenes east to Rapa, north to Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to New Zealand and Kermadec Islands. Habitat: marine. IUCN status: Least Concern (LC)  More...
Biology
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
1 Aulacocephalus temminckii Bleeker, 1855 temminckii, Aulacocephalus Bleeker [P.] 1855:12 [Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen. v. 26 (art. 4);
2 Body deep blue in color with a yellow band from snout through eye and along back to caudal fin.
3