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)  »  Perciformes (order)  »  Scombridae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 441026 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Thunnus orientalis   (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

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Family: 37 441 Scombridae (Mackerels) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Northern Bluefin Tuna
Common Names List: northern bluefin tuna
Organism Type: a mackerel
Synonyms: Thunnus thynnus
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Pelagic, Epipelagic (0-200m, Oceanic)
Parent Codes: 37 441925     Thunnus 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.
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Expected species depth range is from 0 to 200 m.
Scientific Name Notes:The Pacific 'Northern Bluefin Tuna', Thunnus orientalis is considered distinct from the Atlantic 'Northern Bluefin Tuna', Thunnus thynnus (see Collette et al, 2001), and therefore the name of the Australian (Pacific) species is Thunnus orientalis.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
FoA 2545
View at FoA
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2022-08-02
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
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