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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 020023 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Centrophorus granulosus   (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

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Family: 37 20 Centrophoridae (Gulper Sharks) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Gulper Shark
Common Names List: gulper shark
Organism Type: a dogfish
Synonyms: Centrophorus acus Centrophorus niaukang
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)
020023, 37 020051, 37 020053
Distribution map:
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Occurrence locations [2] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
Expected species depth range is from 98 to 1700 m.
Taxon Notes:Centrophorus granulosus (sensu Last & Stevens, 1994), referred to a mixture of both Centrophorus acus and Centrophorus niaukang, both of which are now known to be junior synonyms of C. granulosus. The small species referred to as C. granulosus from the Mediterranean is a different species which needs to be resolved. The true C. granulosus is a large species is a large species attaining at least 1.5m TL (see White et al 2013).

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
FoA 2005
View at FoA
ITIS 160633
View at ITIS
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2016-05-11
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
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