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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Elasmobranchii (class)  »  Heterodontiformes (order)  »  Heterodontidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 007002 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Heterodontus marshallae   White, Mollen, O'Neill, Yang & Naylor, 2023

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

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Family: 37 7 Heterodontidae (Horn Sharks) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Zebra Hornshark
Common Names List: zebra horn shark
Organism Type: a horn shark
Synonyms: Heterodontus zebra [in most references prior to 2023]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Slope Demersal (200-2000m)
Parent Codes: 37 007901     Heterodontus spp.
Previous Codes
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2008-11-19.
Occurrence locations [11] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
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Expected species depth range is from 50 to 200 m.
Taxon Notes:Known from west of Exmouth Peninsula (22 23 'S, 113 40'E) north-east to at least off Bathurst Island in the Northern Territory at depths of 125–229 m (White et al 2023). Previously confused with Heterodontus zebra (Gray, 1831), which is known from the Banda Sea northwards to Japan, but absent from Australia.
Record source and
Scientific Name
verified against
White, W.T., Mollen, F.H., O'Neill, H.L., Yang, L. and Naylor, G.J.P. , 2023. A new species of Hornshark from northern Australia (Heterodontiformes: Heterodontidae)., Diversity, Vol. 15, 7: 1-27. doi:10.3390/d15070849
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