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 026005 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Rhynchobatus australiae   Whitley, 1939

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Family: 37 26 Rhinidae (Wedgefishes) - show full list
Standard Name: Whitespotted Guitarfish
Common Names List:
Organism Type: a wedgefish
Synonyms: Rhynchobatus djiddensis [in Last & Stevens, 1994: 297-298, in part]
Rhynchobatus djiddensis australiae Whitley, 1939
Rhynchobatus laevis [CAAB, Last & Stevens 2009]
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.
Previous Codes
(if any)
37 026003
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 [12] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
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Expected species depth range is from 5 to 60 m.
Scientific Name Notes:Rhynchobatus australiae has been confused with R. djiddensis (which is restricted to the western Indian Ocean and Red Sea), R. palpebratus Compagno & Last, 2008 (coded as 37 026004) and Rhynchobatus laevis (an Indo-West Pacific species originally thought to be in Australian waters and coded as 37026003, but now known to be R. australiae).
Common/Standard Name Notes: provisional common name (species not in standard names list)
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