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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharhinus wheeleri Garrick, 1982 
AphiaID: 217354

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 Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharhinus amblyrhynchos (Bleeker, 1856)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharhinus de Blainville, 1816
Sources  basis of record Anon. (1996). FishBase 96 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los BaƱos, Philippines. 1 cd-rom pp. (look up in IMIS[details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorshortnose blacktailUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorblacktail reef shark  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh
Distribution 
From other sources
Comores
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorComores [details]
Eritrea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEritrea [details]
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [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]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (2 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FishBase 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (1 nucleotides; 1 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Found in both coastal and oceanic waters. Seldom seen on reef flats. Length possibly to 193 cm. Feeds on fishes, squids, and octopus (Ref. 5213). Adults in about 80 m depth (Ref. 5485); juveniles in shallower waters. Viviparous, with 1 to 4 young in a litter. Size at birth about 65 to 75 cm. Aggresive towards skindivers with speared fish (Ref. 5485). Utilized for human consumption, fishmeal, and other shark products. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Previously this shark has been misidentified as C. amblyrhynchos, C. menisorrah (Muller& Henle), and C. spallanzani (Leseur). [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:217354
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-24 18:26:33Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
1998-06-10 06:08:33Z  changed  Fondo, Esther
2008-02-28 13:41:07Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: Bailly, N. (2014). Carcharhinus wheeleri. 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=217354 on 2014-07-29
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