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)  »  Beloniformes (order)  »  Scomberesocidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 236001 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Scomberesox saurus   (Walbaum, 1792)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

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Family: 37 236 Scomberesocidae (Sauries) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): King Gar
Common Names List: saury
king gar
Organism Type: a saury
Synonyms: Scomberesox saurus scomberoides
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Pelagic, Epipelagic (0-200m, Oceanic)
Parent Codes: 37 236901     Scomberesox spp.
Previous Codes
(if any)
236001, 37 236002, 236002
Distribution map:
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) .
Occurrence locations [11] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
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Expected species depth range is from 1 to 5000 m.
Scientific Name Notes:Neira et al. (1998) use the name Scomberesox saurus scomberoides for this taxon.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
FoA 2101
View at FoA
Name status: alternate representation    Checked on: 2016-05-11
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
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