CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota

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CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota CAAB database content as at 17-Jan-2021 14:56

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, direct links to WoRMS, ALA and other sites.


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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