CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report


Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Actinopterygii (class)  »  Clupeiformes (order)  »  Clupeidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 085002 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Sardinops sagax   (Jenyns, 1842)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

Australian National Fish Collection (ANFC) Fishmap images

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Family: 37 85 Clupeidae (Herrings) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Australian Sardine
Common Names List: Australian Pilchard
Organism Type: a herring
Synonyms: Sardinops neopilchardus (Steindachner 1879) [in most Australian references prior to 2008]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Coastal (0-40m)
Pelagic, Shelf (0-200m)
Parent Codes: 37 085919     Sardinops spp.
Previous Codes
(if any)
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 [686] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
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Expected species depth range is from 0 to 135 m.
Scientific Name Notes:The scientific name of the Australian taxon has been under debate for many years. The name used here (Sardinops sagax) is also being used by most recent authorities (e.g. Australian Faunal Directory online, Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes online: both accessed Feb. 2010, Gomon et al 2008, Neira et al 1998).
Common/Standard Name Notes: The name 'Australian Pilchard' (listed on 8 March 2005) was replaced with the name 'Australian Sardine' on 14 October 2005 (officially added to Standard List on 31 May 2006).

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
FoA 2067
View at FoA
ITIS 551223
View at ITIS
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2021-01-05
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)

Photographic Index of Australian Fishes (PIAF)

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