CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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CAAB Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Actinopterygii (class)  »  Aulopiformes (order)  »  Synodontidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 118006 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Saurida cf filamentosa   
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces
Family: Synodontidae (Lizardfishes) - show full taxa list or show species only taxa list
Common Name: Threadfin Saury

Expected distribution shown as red polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions)
Occurrence locations [644] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records

Depth range from 29 to 288 m.
Recent Synonyms: Saurida sp 1 [Sainsbury et al 1985: 332]
Common Names List: Threadfin Saury
white spot lizardfish
Organism Type: a deepsea lizardfish
Taxon Notes:In Australia, two forms previously referred to as Saurida filamentosa exist. The east coast species (Qld, NSW and possibly further south, coded as 37118032) is the true Saurida filamentosa, whereas the west coast species, coded here as 37118006 is confirmed from WA and NT (B Russell, pers. comm. 6 Oct 2017).
Parent Codes
(if any)
37 118901
World Register of Marine Species accepted 2016-05-11 view at WoRMS - potential occurrences at OBIS
Habitat: Coastal (0-50m)
Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Slope Demersal (200-2000m)

Record details

Record entered on 1-Jan-1997 00:00 by Gordon Yearsley, CSIRO Taxonomy Group - FRDC project
Record modified on 6-Oct-2017 11:40 by John Pogonoski
Modification description: Minor change
Modification history:
20-SEP-1999: Parent codes added (Tony Rees)
20-SEP-1999: "Organism type" added (Tony Rees)
06-JAN-2004: Specimen ref. entered/amended based on Sainsbury et al., 1985 (Gordon Yearsley)
06-APR-2006: Family sequence corrected to 2 (Gordon Yearsley)
 (previous family sequence: 1)
06-JAN-2009: Added/updated habitat code - bulk upload from BIOREG 3 data (was: SH,SL) (William White)
06-JAN-2009: Added/updated habitat code - bulk upload from BIOREG 3 data (was: C,SH,SL) (William White)
06-OCT-2017: Updated species name to include cf and added other names used in Aust (John Pogonoski)
 (previous species name: filamentosa)
06-OCT-2017: Minor change (John Pogonoski)
 (previous species name: filamentosa cf)
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