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)  »  Pristiophoriformes (order)  »  Pristiophoridae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 023002 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Pristiophorus cirratus   (Latham, 1794)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

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Family: 37 23 Pristiophoridae (Sawsharks) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Common Sawshark
Common Names List: common sawshark
common saw shark
Organism Type: a sawshark
Synonyms: Pristiophorus sp. A [sensu Last & Stevens, 1994]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Coastal (0-40m)
Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Slope Demersal (200-2000m)
Parent Codes: 37 023900     Pristiophorus spp.
Previous Codes
(if any)
023002, 37 023003, 023003, 37 023800
Distribution map:
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2008-11-19.
Occurrence locations [800] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
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Expected species depth range is from 40 to 630 m.
Scientific Name Notes:Pristiophorus sp A [of Last and Stevens, 1994] was originally thought to be an undescribed species. However, Yearsley, Last & White (2008) provisionally synonymised P. sp A with P. cirratus based on the lack of any morphometric or meristic differences. The authors commented that additional work was required to resolve the nomenclature and determine its validity.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
FoA 2018
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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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