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)  »  Squaliformes (order)  »  Squalidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 020058 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Squalus raoulensis   Duffy & Last, 2007

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Family: 37 20 Squalidae (Dogfishes) - show full list
Standard Name: [a gulper shark]
Organism Type: a gulper shark
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Slope Demersal (200-2000m)
Parent Codes: 37 020901     Squalus spp.
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2022-08-23.
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Expected species depth range is from 327 to 494 m.
Taxon Notes:Originally described from 3 type specimens collected from the upper insular slope of Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands, and the Kermadec Ridge north of Raoul Island, New Zealand (Duffy & Last 2007). Duffy & Last 2015 (NZ fish book chapter, Squalidae) noted depths as 210-500m. Subsequently collected from Derwent Hunter seamount (30 46 S, 156 09 E), Barcoo seamount (32 38 S, 156 17 E) and Taupo seamount (33 20 S, 156 10 E) in Australian zone of Tasman Sea in 327-494m depth.
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