Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory

<I>Corycaeus catus</I>

Corycaeus catus


Regional Maps

Family CORYCAEIDAE Dana, 1852

Compiler and date details

30 June 2007 - Walker-Smith, G.K., Cook, K.N. & Chilton-Lahey, K.L.



Species in the family Corycaeidae typically inhabit the epipelagic zone of the world's oceans, however a few species have been found at mesopelagic depths. Corycaeids are specialised visual predators who utilise raptorial appendages to capture small prey. There are seven genera, and 39 species. See Boxshall & Halsey (2004: 491) for more details as well as a key to the genera.


ID Keys

For a key to the genera see Boxshall & Halsey (2004).


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
26-Jul-2012 26-Jul-2012 MODIFIED
30-Mar-2010 MODIFIED