CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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CAAB Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Elasmobranchii (class)  »  Carcharhiniformes (order)  »  Carcharhinidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 018013 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Carcharhinus sorrah    (Müller & Henle, 1839)
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
Get expert distribution shapefile
Depth range of occurrences from 0 to 80 m.

Photographic Index of Australian Fishes
Image supplied by: CMAR Fish Taxonomy  @CSIRO 2020
Family: Carcharhinidae (Whaler Sharks) - show full list
Common Name: Spot-tail Shark
Common Names List: spot-tail shark
sorrah shark
blacktip shark
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Regions: Australia (inc. subantarctic territories)
Habitat: Coastal (0-50m)
Pelagic, Shelf (0-200m)
Parent Codes: 37 018904     Carcharhinus spp.
Organism Type: a whaler shark
Scientific Name Notes:According to Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes: "Evidently Müller & Henle alone were responsible for the description, so authorship is regarded as Müller & Henle (ex Valenciennes)".
Common/Standard Name Notes: "blacktip shark" is the marketing name for this species

Australian Faunal Directory (AFD)
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
ITIS (USA) 160391
View at ITIS
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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