CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Arthropoda (phylum)  »  Malacostraca (class)  »  Amphipoda (order)  »  Cyamidae (family)

CAAB Code: 28 590000 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority


Rank: Family
CAAB category: 28 - Crustacea - Malacostraca Malacostracans: isopods, amphipods, euphausiids and decapods (prawns, lobsters, crabs, etc.)
Family: 28 590 Cyamidae (whale lice) - show full list
Common Name: whale lice
Organism Type: a whale louse
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 28 399000     Amphipoda
Child Codes: 28 590901     Cyamus spp.
28 590902     Isocyamus spp.
28 590905     Neocyamus spp.
28 590903     Platycyamus spp.
28 590904     Syncyamus spp.
Taxon Notes:This code is provided for use when identification of a specimen to family level is sufficient, or when no further detail is available.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
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Scientific Name
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Iwasa-Arai, T., Serejo, C.S., 2018. Phylogenetic analysis of the family Cyamidae (Crustacea: AMphipoda): a review based on morphological characters., Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, Vol. 184: 66-94.
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