CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota

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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota CAAB database content as at 26-Oct-2020 15:05

This is new version of the original CAAB application which is also deployed on the RV Investigator - Any issues, improvements etc. please contact IDC using the Contact form

Features include - distribution map from CSIRO catch records, download your search list of taxa as csv, JSON output of any CAAB taxon record.


General search form - search is case in-sensitive

Search for:
Highlight matches
Extract as CSV (tab delimited)

Sort by

Restrict search to:
Scientific names (synonyms and authority)
example: arripis or arripis trutta or ar.tr
Common names (standard/marketing)
Current accepted names only
Species only

include CSIRO project-specific ("informal") taxa

or Taxon code
(or synonyms)

example: 37 or 37 441 or 37 441004

Restrict to a taxonomic group (default is all).

Restrict to a CAAB category (default is all). Category code shown in []

View CAAB via Taxonomic tree


Reports and extracts


Example taxa reports

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