WoRMS taxon details

Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos (Bleeker, 1856)

217337  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:217337)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Description Abundant in lagoons of coral islands, often in deeper areas near drop-offs. Frequently found in large groups, may become...  
Description Abundant in lagoons of coral islands, often in deeper areas near drop-offs. Frequently found in large groups, may become very aggressive if food is in the water. Feeds on reef bony fishes, squid, octopi, crabs, lobsters and shrimp. Viviparous. More active nocturnally. Readily enters into a frenzy feeding pattern, at which time it may become quite dangerous. Repeatedly incriminated in human attacks. Shows microhabitat separation from the blacktip reef shark. [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos (Bleeker, 1856). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=217337 on 2018-05-22
Date
action
by
1997-02-24 18:26:33Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed

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basis of record Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

additional source King, C.M.; Roberts, C.D.; Bell, B.D.; Fordyce, R.E.; Nicoll, R.S.; Worthy, T.H.; Paulin, C.D.; Hitchmough, R.A.; Keyes, I.W.; Baker, A.N.; Stewart, A.L.; Hiller, N.; McDowall, R.M.; Holdaway, R.N.; McPhee, R.P.; Schwarzhans, W.W.; Tennyson, A.J.D.; Rust, S.; Macadie, I. (2009). Phylum Chordata: lancelets, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 431-554. [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record  (ofCarcharhinus wheeleri Garrick, 1982) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofCarcharias amblyrhynchos Bleeker, 1856) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofCarcharias nesiotes Snyder, 1904) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofGaleolamna coongoola Whitley, 1964) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofGaleolamna fowleri Whitley, 1944) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofGaleolamna tufiensis Whitley, 1949) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofCarcharhinus amblyrhinchos (Bleeker, 1856)) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofCarcharinus amblyrhynchos (Bleeker, 1856)) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofCarcharhinus amblyrhynchus (Bleeker, 1856)) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Hong Kong marine fish database. AFCD. , available online at http://www.hk-fish.net/eng/database/index.htm [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Description Abundant in lagoons of coral islands, often in deeper areas near drop-offs. Frequently found in large groups, may become very aggressive if food is in the water. Feeds on reef bony fishes, squid, octopi, crabs, lobsters and shrimp. Viviparous. More active nocturnally. Readily enters into a frenzy feeding pattern, at which time it may become quite dangerous. Repeatedly incriminated in human attacks. Shows microhabitat separation from the blacktip reef shark. [details]
 

LanguageName 
English shortnose blacktail [from synonym]grey reef sharkblacktail reef shark [from synonym]  [details]