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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharhinus altimus (Springer, 1950) 
AphiaID: 105787

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorElasmobranchii (Class) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNeoselachii (Subclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSelachii (Infraclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGaleomorphi (Superorder) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharhiniformes (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharhinidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharhinus (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharhinus altimus (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharhinus Blainville, 1816
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharhinus radamae Fourmanoir, 1961 (junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharinus altimus (Springer, 1950) (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharinus radamae Fourmanoir, 1961
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEulamia altima Springer, 1950
Sources  basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbignose shark  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGroßnasenhai  [details]
Hebrew Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorכריש גדול-שן  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorΜεγαλόρυγχος καρχαρίνος  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortiburón narizónUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortiburón babosoUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpicoto  [details]
Turkish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoririburun camgöz  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mediterranean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMediterranean Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIsraeli part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (49 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (8 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FishBase 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (20 nucleotides; 19 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Found near the edge of the continental and insular shelves and uppermost slopes. May occur in shallower water. Feeds on bony fishes like lizardfish, croakers, batfish, soles, other sharks (@Squalus@, @Holohalaelurus@), stingrays (@Dasyatis@), and cuttlefish. Viviparous, with 3 to 15 young per litter. Size at birth probably between 70 and 90 cm. Utilized for fishmeal, oil, and shagreen. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDiet Feeds on bony fishes, other sharks, stingrays, and cuttlefish  [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Florida to Venezuela [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Found at depths of 25 - 500m. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat benthic [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorImportance Social- Commercial, fishery, fishmeal, liver oil, and shagreen  [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:105787
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: Bailly, N. (2014). Carcharhinus altimus (Springer, 1950). In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=105787 on 2014-11-23
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