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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Elasmobranchii (class)  »  Orectolobiformes (order)  »  Stegostomatidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 013006 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Stegostoma tigrinum   (Forster, 1781)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

Australian National Fish Collection (ANFC) Fishmap images

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Family: 37 13 Stegostomatidae (Zebra Sharks) - show full list
Standard Name: Zebra Shark
Common Names List: zebra shark
Organism Type: a zebra shark
Synonyms: Stegostoma fasciatum (Hermann, 1783) [in most references prior to 2019]
Stegastoma fasciatum (mis-spelling) [in Last & Stevens, 1994]
Stegostoma tigrinum naucum Whitley, 1939 (junior synonymn)
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Coastal (0-40m)
Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Parent Codes: 37 013908     Stegostoma 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.
Occurrence locations [116] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
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Expected species depth range is from 5 to 50 m.
Taxon Notes:Dahl et al 2019 redescribed this species, reviewed the literature and suggested the name, Stegostoma tigrinum (Forster, 1781) should be used as the senior synonym for the species.

Australian Faunal Directory (AFD)
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
Fishes of Australia 1978
Checked on: 2020-10-20
View at Fishes of Australia
World Register of Marine Species
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2022-01-18
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
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