CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 37 018901 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Carcharhinus, Loxodon & Rhizoprionodon spp.  

Rank: Genus
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Family: 37 18 Carcharhinidae (Whaler Sharks) - show full list
Standard Name: blacktip sharks
Common Names List: blacktip shark
blacktip sharks
Organism Type: a whaler shark
Synonyms: Carcharhinus spp
Loxodon spp
Rhizoprionodon spp
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Previous Codes
(if any)
Taxon Notes:This taxon represents a grouping of several CAAB species, typically for use in commercial catch recording.
Common/Standard Name Notes: From 1 January 2002 until 27 February 2019 this code had the Standard Name of Blacktip Shark. This name has been removed from this code and applied to 37018917 after Approved Amendments to the Australian Fish Names Standard (Application Numbers 293 and 294) on 30 September 2018.
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