CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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CAAB Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Elasmobranchii (class)  »  Orectolobiformes (order)  »  Stegostomatidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 013006 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Stegostoma tigrinum    (Forster, 1781)
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Distribution map:

Expected distribution shown as red polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions)
Occurrence locations shown as circles - View CSIRO Catch records
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Depth range of occurrences from 5 to 50 m.

Photographic Index of Australian Fishes
Image supplied by: CMAR Fish Taxonomy  @CSIRO 2020
Family: Stegostomatidae (Zebra Sharks) - show full list
Common Name: Zebra Shark
Common Names List: zebra shark
Recent Synonyms: Stegostoma fasciatum (Hermann, 1783) [in most references prior to 2019]
Stegastoma fasciatum (mis-spelling) [in Last & Stevens, 1994]
Stegostoma tigrinum naucum Whitley, 1939 (junior synonymn)
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Regions: Australia (inc. subantarctic territories)
Habitat: Coastal (0-50m)
Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Parent Codes: 37 013908     Stegostoma spp.
Organism Type: a zebra shark
Taxon Notes:Dahl et al 2019 redescribed this species, reviewed the literature and suggested the name, Stegostoma tigrinum (Forster, 1781) should be used as the senior synonym for the species.

Australian Faunal Directory (AFD)
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
World Register of Marine Species
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-01-11
View at WoRMS    - also at OBIS (report and map of occurrences)
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