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Carcharhinus brachyurus

(Günther 1870)

Carcharhinus brachyurus was originally described as Carcharias brachyurus by Günther in 1870. It belongs to the family Carcharhinidae. It is commonly known as Copper shark / Bronze whaler but has many other common names such as Bronze whaler shark in Australia, narrowtooth shark in USA (contiguous states), Kuroherimejiro in Japan, Koperhaai in South Africa, Jaqueta in Canary Islands, Jaquetón in Canary Islands. more common names It is found in Brackish and Salt water and its distribution is Nearly circumblobal.
Species   brachyurus
AuthorWI   Günther [A.]
AuthorNI   Günther
Qualification   ---
Year   1870
Status   Valid
Chondrichthyes Chondrichthyes
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhiniformes
Family   Carcharhinidae
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Genus   Carcharhinus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Chondrichthyes
Order   Carcharhiniformes
Family   Carcharhinidae
Genus   Carcharhinus
Original Name   Carcharias        
Taxon Name   brachyurus
Original Combination   Carcharias brachyurus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Carcharias brachyurus
OriginalSubGenus   Carcharias
Original Author   Günther
Original AuthorWI   Günther [A.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1870
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Off Wanganui, New Zealand.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Hardy 1990:6 [ref. 18942].
Primary Code   Neotype
Primary Type   NMNZ P.2262
Page   369

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Original QualificationSS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Carcharhinus brachyurus
Current Species   brachyurus
Current Genus Carcharhinus
Current AuthorWI Stead [D. G.]
Current AuthorNI   Stead
Current Year   1870
Current Family Carcharhinidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat pelagic        
Water Brackish and Salt water
Habitat Notes Copper shark.
Gunther, 1870
Attains 2.9 Metres. Litter of 13 - 20 pups. Has been blamed for several attacks on
man. Common from Namibia to Port Elizabeth.
Depth Range From 0 to 100 meters.
Distribution Nearly circumblobal.

Current Summary   Valid as Carcharhinus brachyurus  (Günther 1870). Carcharhinidae.
Name History   • Valid as Carcharhinus brachyurus  (Günther 1870) -- (Garrick 1982:171 [ref. 5454], Eschmeyer & Herald 1983:38 [ref. 9277], Compagno 1984:464 [ref. 6846], Nakaya in Masuda et al. 1984:6 [ref. 6441], Bass et al. 1986:71 [ref. 5638], Allen & Swainston 1988:22 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:76 [ref. 12442], Paulin et al. 1989:25 [ref. 24556], Springer 1990:103 [ref. 19320], Randall et al. 1990:18 [ref. 15987], Kuiter 1993:12 [ref. 23929], Bianchi & Carpenter in Bianchi et al. 1993:77 [ref. 25472], Gomon et al. 1994:121 [ref. 22532], Last & Stevens 1994:235 [ref. 23873], Compagno et al. in Fischer et al. 1995:672 [ref. 22829], De La Cruz Agüero et al. 1997:28 [ref. 24545], Allen 1997:42 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:18 [ref. 25919], Compagno & Niem 1998:1331 [ref. 23787], Chirichigno F. & Vélez D. 1998:53 [ref. 24555], Sokolovskaya et al. 1998:7 [ref. 24670], Johnson 1999:719 [ref. 25471], Compagno 1999:483 [ref. 25589], Nakabo 2000:139 [ref. 25086], Soto 2001:64, 75 [ref. 26637], Youn 2002:53, 472 [ref. 26218], Compagno 2003:477 [ref. 26984], Gadig & Gomes in Menezes et al. 2003:23 [ref. 27192], Morey & Massutí 2003:53 [ref. 27024], Espinosa Pérez et al. 2004:50 [ref. 27705], Nelson et al. 2004:53 [ref. 27807], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:57 [ref. 28072], Hoese et al. 2006:99 [ref. 29001], White 2008:68 [ref. 30617], Voigt & Weber 2011:51 [ref. 31424], Castro 2011:403 [ref. 31457], White 2012:3 [ref. 31843], Page et al. 2013:51 [ref. 32708], Ebert et al. 2013:330 [ref. 33045], Parin et al. 2014:23 [ref. 33547]).

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abbreviatus Carcharhinus abbreviatus (Klunzinger [C. B.] (ex Ehrenberg) 1871)Not available
acarenatus Carcharhinus acarenatus Moreno [J. A.] & Hoyos [A.] 1983Valid
acronotus Carcharhinus acronotus (Poey [F.] 1860)Valid
aethalorus Carcharhinus aethalorus (Jordan [D. S.] & Gilbert [C. H.] 1882)Synonym
ahenea Carcharhinus ahenea (Stead [D. G.] 1938)Synonym
albimarginatus Carcharhinus albimarginatus (Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1837)Valid
altimus Carcharhinus altimus (Springer [S.] 1950)Valid
amblyrhinchos Carcharhinus amblyrhinchos (Bleeker [P.] 1856)Synonym
amblyrhynchoides Carcharhinus amblyrhynchoides (Whitley [G. P.] 1934)Valid
amblyrhynchos Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos (Bleeker [P.] 1856)Valid
amblyrhynchus Carcharhinus amblyrhynchus (Bleeker [P.] 1856)Spelling
amboinensis Carcharhinus amboinensis (Müller [J.] & Henle [F. G. J.] 1839)Valid
atripinna Carcharhinus atripinna (Chu [Y.-T.] 1960)Synonym
atrodorsus Carcharhinus atrodorsus Deng [S.-M.], Xiong [G.-Q.] & Zhan [H.-X.] 1981Synonym
azureus Carcharhinus azureus (Gilbert [C. H.] & Starks [E. C.] 1904)Synonym
bigelowi Carcharhinus bigelowi (Cadenat [J.] 1956)Synonym
bleekeri Carcharhinus bleekeri (Duméril [A. H. A.] 1865)Synonym
bogimba Carcharhinus bogimba (Whitley [G. P.] 1943)Synonym
borneensis Carcharhinus borneensis (Seale [A.] 1910)Synonym
borneensis Carcharhinus borneensis (Bleeker [P.] 1858)Valid
brachyrhynchos Carcharhinus brachyrhynchos (Bleeker [P.] 1859)Synonym
brachyrrhynchus Carcharhinus brachyrrhynchus (Philippi [R. A.] 1887)Uncertain
brevipina Carcharhinus brevipina (Valenciennes [A.] 1839)Synonym
brevipinna Carcharhinus brevipinna (Valenciennes [A.] 1839)Valid
broussonetii Squalis (Carcharhinus) broussonetii Blainville [H. de] 1816Not available
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