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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharhinus leucas (Müller & Henle, 1839) 
AphiaID: 105792

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)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharhinus de Blainville, 1816
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharhinus azureus (Gilbert & Starks, 1904)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharhinus nicaraguensis (Gill, 1877)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharhinus vanrooyeni Smith, 1958
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharhinus zambezensis (Peters, 1852)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharias azureus Gilbert & Starks, 1904
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharias leucas Müller & Henle, 1839
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharias spenceri Ogilby, 1910
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharias zambesensis Peters, 1852 (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharias zambezensis Peters, 1852
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharinus leucas (Müller & Henle, 1839) (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharinus zambesensis (Peters, 1852) (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharinus zambezensis (Peters, 1852) (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEulamia nicaraguensis Gill, 1877
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGaleolamna bogimba Whitley, 1943
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGaleolamna greyi mckaili Whitley, 1945
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGaleolamna leucas (Müller & Henle, 1839) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGaleolamna mckaili Whitley, 1945
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPrionodon platyodon Poey, 1860
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSqualus obtusus Poey, 1861
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSqualus platyodon (Poey, 1860)
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 editorbull shark  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortiburón toro  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAzores Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
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]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNemesis robusta (Van Beneden, 1851) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlebion carchariae Krøyer, 1863 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKroyeria carchariaeglauci Hesse, 1878 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPerissopus dentatus Steenstrup & Lütken, 1861 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKroyeria gracilis Wilson C.B., 1932 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPandarus sinuatus Say, 1818 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPandarus smithii Rathbun, 1886 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlebion pacificus Cressey, 1972 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIrodes gracilis (Heller, 1865) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLepeophtheirus longispinosus Wilson C.B., 1908 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLepeophtheirus natalensis Kensley & Grindley, 1973 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNesippus orientalis Heller, 1865 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPandarus carcharhini Ho, 1963 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParalebion elongatus Wilson C.B., 1911 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlebion gracilis Wilson C.B., 1905 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNesippus crypturus Heller, 1865 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (65 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (42 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 (69 nucleotides; 50 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 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 Euryhaline, found in coastal waters including bays, estuaries, and rivers. Occasionally found in the surf zone (Ref. 9710). Feeds on small sharks, rays, and sea urchins. Viviparous, with a yolk-sac placenta, 1 to 13 young per litter. Very hardy and lives well in captivity. The most dangerous species of tropical shark. Has repeatedly been implicated in attacks on humans (Ref. 4967). Utilized for human consumption, fins for soup, hides for leather, and liver for oil. Sympatric with @C. amboinensis, G. gangeticus@. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Western Atlantic: Massachusetts, USA to southern Brazil [details]

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

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Authority (Mueller & Henle, 1841) according to <143> [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:105792
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 leucas (Müller & Henle, 1839). 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=105792 on 2014-10-24
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