Taxon Report

CAAB Taxon Code: 37 009000
Scientific Name: Megachasmidae, Mitsukurinidae, Pseudocarchariidae - undifferentiated

CAAB category: 37 - Pisces - Fishes
Family: 37 009 Megachasmidae, Mitsukurinidae, Pseudocarchariidae (megamouth sharks, goblin sharks and crocodile sharks)    show full list

Standard Name: megamouth, goblin and crocodile sharks
Suggested Indexable Form: sharks, megamouth, goblin and crocodile
Common Names List:
Organism Type: a megamouth shark, goblin shark or crocodile shark

Other names used in Australia: Megachasmidae; Mitsukurinidae; Pseudocarchariidae

Taxon Notes: This code is provided for use when identification of a specimen to family level is sufficient, or when no further detail is available.
Scientific Name Notes: originally a single family, split in more recent treatments
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Present stored country/region list: Australia

Taxon status (on CAAB list):
   Taxon on current Australian list: Yes
   Taxon on commercial species list: No
   Taxon on Standard Fish Names List: No

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