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)  »  Rajiformes (order)  »  Rhinidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 026001 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Rhynchobatus australiae   Whitley, 1939

Rank: Species
Attention: Non-current taxon. This record represents an obsolete code that currently has no corresponding active code in CAAB. See taxon notes for more details (if available).
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

Photographic Index of Australian Fishes (PIAF)

Image by: CSIRO Australian National Fish Collection
Licence: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike (CC BY-NC-SA)
Rights: CSIRO Australian National Fish Collection
Family: 37 26 Rhinidae (Wedgefishes) - show full list
Standard Name: Whitespotted Guitarfish
Common Names List: white-spotted guitarfish
Organism Type: a wedgefish
Synonyms: Rhynchobatus djiddensis
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 37 026900     Rhynchobatus spp.
Previous Codes
(if any)
Distribution map:
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Occurrence locations [417] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
Expected species depth range is from 0 to 60 m.
Taxon Notes:Rhynchobatus australiae and R. palpebratus were both previously lumped under this code (37 026001) prior to the publication of Compagno & Last, 2008 (description of R. palpebratus), when these two taxa were assigned new codes. Compagno & Last (2008) provisionally identified Rhynchobatus laevis (37 026003) from Australian waters, but Last et al 2016 (Rays of the World) showed that this species did not occur in Australian waters and the Australian form was actually R. australiae.
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