CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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CAAB Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Mollusca (phylum)  »  Cephalopoda (class)  »  Myopsida (order)  »  Loliginidae (family)

CAAB Code: 23 617002 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Heterololigo bleekeri    (Keferstein, 1866)
CAAB category: 23 - Mollusca - non-Gastropod groups
Family: Loliginidae (calamaries, inshore squids) - show full list
Common Name: spear squid
Recent Synonyms: Loligo bleekeri
Photololigo bleekeri
Common Names List: spear squid
Organism Type: a squid
Taxon Notes:This species is native to Japan, Korea and eastern China, and is widely imported as seafood. Any records of this species from Australasian waters are mis-identifications of other species, and need to be re-examined to determine their true identity. This code replaces previous (interim) CAAB code 00 620004 (FISHLIST 620004).
Parent Codes: 23 615901     Order Teuthoidea - undifferentiated
23 617902     Uroteuthis chinensis complex

ITIS (USA) 556653
View at ITIS
World Register of Marine Species    Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2016-05-10
View at WoRMS    - also at OBIS (report and map of occurrences)
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Special purpose listing - see taxon notes
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Regions: Tropical Indo-Pacific (countries N/NE Australia)
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Record source: Jereb, P. Vecchione, M. Roper, C.F.E., 2010. Squids. Family Loliginidae. In: Jereb, P. Roper, C.F.E., Editors, Cephalopods of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of cephalopod species known to date. Volume 2. Myopsid and oegopsid squids.. FAO Species Catalogue for Fisheries Purposes., No. 4, Vol. 2: 38-117. FAO, Rome
Scientific Name
verified against
WoRMS, WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species. . Available from http: at VLIZ.

Record details

Record entered on 1-Jan-1997 00:00 by Gordon Yearsley, CSIRO Taxonomy Group - FRDC project
Record modified on 30-Sep-2019 11:51 by Karen Gowlett-Holmes
Modification description: add taxon note
Modification history:
01-OCT-1999: Code updated from interim to new systematic code (Tony Rees)
05-OCT-1999: genus changed -advice of V. Wadley, 06/99; previous sci. name entered as synonym (Tony Rees)
 (previous genus name: Loligo)
09-JUL-2003: Loligo squid added as marketing name (Gordon Yearsley)
15-AUG-2012: updated (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
 (previous genus name: Photololigo)
30-SEP-2019: add taxon note (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
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