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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Actinopterygii (class)  »  Perciformes (order)  »  Sphyraenidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 382007 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Sphyraena obtusata   Cuvier, 1829

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

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Family: 37 382 Sphyraenidae (Pikes) - show full list
Standard Name: Yellowtail Barracuda
Standard (Commercial) Name(s): Striped Seapike
Organism Type: a pike
Synonyms: Sphyraena flavicauda (in most references prior to Doiuchi & Nakabo, 2005).
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Coastal (0-40m)
Pelagic, Shelf (0-200m)
Parent Codes: 37 382901     Sphyraena 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 2009-01-06.
Occurrence locations [81] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
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Expected species depth range is from 0 to 15 m.
Scientific Name Notes:Doiuchi & Nakabo (2005) noted that usage of the names S. obtusata and S. flavicauda have been confused and what was previously referred to in Australia as S. obtusata is now regarded as S. pinguis and that S. flavicauda is now regarded as a synonym of the real S. obtusata.

Australian Faunal Directory (AFD)
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
Fishes of Australia 2547
Checked on: 2020-10-20
View at Fishes of Australia
World Register of Marine Species
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2022-03-29
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
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