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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharhinus obscurus (Lesueur, 1818) 
AphiaID: 105796

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 iranzae Fourmanoir, 1961 (junior synonym )
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharhinus obscurella Deng, Xiong & Zhan, 1981
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharias macrurus Ramsay & Ogilby, 1887
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharinus iranzae Fourmanoir, 1961
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharinus obscurus (Lesueur, 1818) (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEulamia obscura (Lesueur, 1818)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGaleolamna eblis Whitley, 1944
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGaleolamna greyi Owen, 1853
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGaleolamna macrurus (Ramsay & Ogilby, 1887)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPrionodon obvelatus Valenciennes, 1844
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSqualus obscurus Lesueur, 1818
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 editordusky shark  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSchwarzhaiUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordüsterer Hai  [details]
Hebrew Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorכריש עפרורי  [details]
Lithuanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbaltapelekis pilkasis ryklys  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorΣκοτεινόχρωμος καρχαρίνος  [details]
Polish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorżarłacz ciemnoskóry  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortiburón gambusoUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortiburón areneroUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorjaquetón lobo  [details]
Turkish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoresmer köpekbalığı  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Djibouti
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDjibouti [details]
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 - 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 editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPortuguese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea (doubtful[details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [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 editorPandarus cranchii Leach, 1819 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPerissopus dentatus Steenstrup & Lütken, 1861 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlebion crassus (Bere, 1936) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPandarus smithii Rathbun, 1886 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPerissopus communis Rathbun, 1887 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlebion fuscus Wilson C.B., 1921 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPaeon elongatus Wilson C.B., 1932 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPandarus carcharhini Ho, 1963 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPandarus niger Kirtisinghe, 1950 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlebion gracilis Wilson C.B., 1905 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (63 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (97 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 (67 nucleotides; 63 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 Found on continental and insular shelves and oceanic waters. Avoids estuaries. Adults are commonly found at depths of 200-400 m, young in shallower waters (Ref. 5485). A seasonal migratory species. Feeds on fish, sharks, rays, squids, gastropods, crustaceans, and detritus. Viviparous; litter size 6-14 pups, usually born early winter; 69-100 cm at birth. Utilized fresh and dried-salted for human consumption; hides for leather; fins for sharks-fin soup; and liver oil extracted for vitamins. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDiet Feeds on bottom and pelagic bony fish, sharks, skates, rays, cephalopods, gastropods, crustaceans, sometimes mammalian carrion and inorganic objects  [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution southern Massachusetts and NE Georges Bank to Florida [details]

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

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorImportance Social- Commercial and gamefish [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:105796
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 obscurus (Lesueur, 1818). 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=105796 on 2014-08-22
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