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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 015041 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Apristurus ovicorrugatus   White, O’Neill, Devloo-Delva, Nakaya & Iglésias, 2023

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Family: 37 15 Pentanchidae (Deepwater Catsharks) - show full list
Standard Name: [a catshark]
Common Names List: Ridged-egg catshark
Organism Type: a catshark
Synonyms: Apristurus sp.?: Human, 2011: 199, Figures 1–6 (northwestern Australia)
Apristurus sinensis (in part): Last & Stevens, 2009: 195 (northwestern Australia in part).
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Slope Demersal (200-2000m)
Parent Codes: 37 015901     Apristurus spp.
Taxon Notes:Known from the Gascoyne Marine Park (21 44 S, 113 51 E) north to off the Rowley Shoals (17 39 S, 118 33 E), Western Australia in 410-550m depth and an eggcase from an undetermined locality in the Northern Territory (White et al 2023).
Record source and
Scientific Name
verified against
White, W.T., O'Neill, H.L.O., Devloo-Delva, F., Nakaya, K., Iglésias, S.P. , 2023. What came first, the shark or the egg? Discovery of a new species of deepwater shark by investigation of egg case morphology. , Journal of Fish Biology, Vol. 103, 1: 73-90. doi:10.1111/jfb.15415
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