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 026003 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Rhynchobatus laevis   (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

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Family: 37 26 Rhinidae (Wedgefishes) - show full list
Standard Name: Smoothnose Wedgefish
Common Names List:
Organism Type: a wedgefish
Synonyms: Rhynchobatus djiddensis [in Last & Stevens, 1994: 297-298, in part]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Coastal (0-40m)
Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Parent Codes: 37 026900     Rhynchobatus spp.
Distribution map:
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2009-01-06.
Occurrence locations [1] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
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Expected species depth range is from 0 to 60 m.
Taxon Notes:Further research is required to elucidate whether the Australian populations are the true R. laevis or an undescribed species.
Scientific Name Notes:Rhynchobatus laevis has been confused with R. djiddensis (which is restricted to the western Indian Ocean and Red Sea), R. australiae Whitley, 1939 (coded as 37 026005) and another recently described species, Rhynchobatus palpebratus (coded as 37020004).
Common/Standard Name Notes: provisional common name (species not in standard names list)

Australian Faunal Directory (AFD)
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
Fishes of Australia 2733
Checked on: 2020-10-20
View at Fishes of Australia
World Register of Marine Species
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2022-04-14
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
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