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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Elasmobranchii (class)  »  Squaliformes (order)  »  Centrophoridae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 020011 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Centrophorus uyato   (Rafinesque, 1810)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

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Family: 37 20 Centrophoridae (Gulper Sharks) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Southern Dogfish
Common Names List: southern dogfish
Endeavour dogfish
Organism Type: a dogfish
Synonyms: Centrophorus zeehaani White, Ebert & Compagno 2008 [in most references between 2008 & 2022 including Last & Stevens, 2009]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Slope Demersal (200-2000m)
Parent Codes: 37 020908     Centrophorus spp.
Previous Codes
(if any)
020011, 37 020045
Distribution map:
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2022-10-13.
Occurrence locations [343] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
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Expected species depth range is from 210 to 700 m.
Taxon Notes:Prior to Jan 2004, 2 forms of Centrophorus uyato were listed under this one code. In Jan 2004 the eastern form was coded as 37020011 and the western form was coded as 37 020045. In 2008, both eastern and western Australian forms were recognised as the one species described as Centrophorus zeehaani by White, Ebert & Compagno. In a more detailed morphological and molecular study of C. uyato, White et al 2022 subsequently synonymised C. zeehaani with C. uyato. This species has a patchy, but circumglobal distribution in tropical and temperate seas but is absent from the Central and Eastern Pacific. In southern Australia, it is known from off Forster (c. 32 S), NSW to west of Freycinet Estuary (26 36 S, 112 29 E), WA, including Tasmania in 208–701 m, but usually greater than 400 m (White et al 2022).

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2023-08-20
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Record source and
Scientific Name
verified against
White, W. T., Guallart, J., Ebert, D. A., Naylor, G. J. P., Veríssimo, A., Cotton, C. F., Harris, M. , Serena, F., Iglésias, S. P., 2022. Revision of the genus Centrophorus (Squaliformes: Centrophoridae): Part 3—Redescription of Centrophorus uyato (Rafinesque) with a discussion of its complicated nomenclatural history, Zootaxa, Vol. 5155: 001-051. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.5155.1.1
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