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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Elasmobranchii (class)  »  Lamniformes (order)  »  Odontaspididae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 008003 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Odontaspis ferox   (Risso, 1810)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Family: 37 8 Odontaspididae (Sand Tiger Sharks) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Sandtiger Shark
Common Names List: sand tiger shark
Organism Type: a grey nurse shark
Synonyms: Odontaspsis herbsti Whitley 1950 (O. herbsti is a junior synonymn of O. ferox)
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Coastal (0-40m)
Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Slope Demersal (200-2000m)
Parent Codes: 37 008902     Odontaspis 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 2022-03-02.
Occurrence locations [26] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
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Expected species depth range is from 10 to 880 m.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
FoA 1845
View at FoA
ITIS 159880
View at ITIS
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-02-26
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
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