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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Elasmobranchii (class)  »  Carcharhiniformes (order)  »  Pentanchidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 015018 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Apristurus pinguis   Deng, Xiong & Zhan, 1983

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

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Family: 37 15 Pentanchidae (Deepwater Catsharks) - show full list
Standard Name: Bulldog Catshark
Common Names List: bulldog catshark
Organism Type: a catshark
Synonyms: Apristurus sp. E [in Last & Stevens, 1994]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Slope Demersal (200-2000m)
Parent Codes: 37 015901     Apristurus spp.
Previous Codes
(if any)
015018, 37 015512, 015512
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 [11] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
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Expected species depth range is from 996 to 2057 m.
Scientific Name Notes:Last & Stevens,1994 (as Apristurus sp E) originally considered this species to be endemic to Australia. Kawauchi et al 2008 reported a range extension for Apristurus pinguis (originally described from the East China Sea) that extended its range to eastern Australia and New Zealand (South Pacific Ocean) and the West Australian Ridge (Indian Ocean). Hence, the current taxonomy suggests that Apristurus pinguis is a single widespread species.
Common/Standard Name Notes: provisional common name (species not in standard names list)

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
FoA 2618
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Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2016-05-10
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
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