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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Elasmobranchii (class)  »  Hexanchiformes (order)  »  Hexanchidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 005005 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Hexanchus griseus   (Bonnaterre, 1788)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Family: 37 5 Hexanchidae (Cowsharks) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Bluntnose Sixgill Shark
Common Names List: bluntnose sixgill shark
Organism Type: a cow shark
Synonyms: Hexanchus griseus australis De Buen, 1960 (a junior synonymn of H. griseus)
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Slope Demersal (200-2000m)
Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Coastal (0-40m)
Pelagic, Mesopelagic (200-1000m, Oceanic)
Parent Codes: 37 005902     Hexanchus spp.
Previous Codes
(if any)
Distribution map:
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2008-11-19.
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Expected species depth range is from 0 to 2500 m.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
FoA 2001
View at FoA
ITIS 159819
View at ITIS
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2022-05-29
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
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