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Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos

(Bleeker 1856)

Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos was originally described as Carcharias (Prionodon) amblyrhynchos by Bleeker in 1856. It belongs to the family Carcharhinidae. It is commonly known as Blacktail reef shark but has many other common names such as Grey reef shark in Australia, Whaler shark in Papua New Guinea, Pating in Philippines, Grys rifhaai in South Africa, Marracho enlutado in Mozambique. more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   amblyrhynchos
AuthorWI   Bleeker [P.]
AuthorNI   Bleeker
Qualification   ---
Year   1856
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 (Prionodon)        
Taxon Name   amblyrhynchos
Original Combination   Carcharias (Prionodon) amblyrhynchos
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Carcharias (Prionodon) amblyrhynchos
OriginalSubGenus   Carcharias
Original Author   Bleeker
Original AuthorWI   Bleeker [P.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1856
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Java Sea near Solombo Island, Indonesia.
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   RMNH 7377 (head and skin)
Page   467

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos
Current Species   amblyrhynchos
Current Genus Carcharhinus
Current AuthorWI Bleeker [P.]
Current AuthorNI   Bleeker
Current Year   1856
Current Family Carcharhinidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat marine.        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Grey reef shark.
(Bleeker, 1856)
Attains 2.55 m. Colour greyish brown to bronzy, shading to white ventrally. Easily
identified by the broad black trailing edge of the caudal fin. Other fins have no
distinct white or dark markings. Litter of 3-6 pups, born at 60 cm; mature at 130-140 cm. A common inhabitant of coral reefs from the eastern Indian Ocean and Red Sea eastward to Hawaii and Pitcairn Island. Feeds mainly on small fish and other animals. Common on upper part of outer reef slopes. Can be aggressive
and may be dangerous. Wounds that are inflicted are often the result of divers not
heeding the shark's threat posturs; generally there is just one warning slashing bite
without the intent to feed. Sometimes misidentified as C. menisorrah a synonym of C. falciformis. Carcharhinus wheeleri was previously misidentified as C.ablyrhynchos.
Depth Range From 0 to 280 meters.

Current Summary   Valid as Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos  (Bleeker 1856). Carcharhinidae.
Name History   •Valid as Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos (Bleeker 1856) -- (Kyushin et al. 1977:22 [ref. 19756], Garrick 1982:106 [ref. 5454], Compagno 1984:459 [ref. 6846], Bass et al. 1986:70 [ref. 5638], Allen & Swainston 1988:22 [ref. 25477], Gubanov & Timoxin 1989:224 [ref. 36138], Paxton et al. 1989:76 [ref. 12442], Randall et al. 1990:18 [ref. 15987], Francis 1993:157 [ref. 25479], Francis & Randall 1993:126 [ref. 20996], Last & Stevens 1994:232 [ref. 23873], Randall 1995:29 [ref. 22896], Allen 1997:42 [ref. 23977], Grove & Lavenberg 1997:80 [ref. 24023] [but see McCosker 1998:809 [ref. 24025]], Randall et al. 1997:18 [ref. 25919], Compagno & Niem 1998:1328 [ref. 23787], Myers 1999:32 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:18 [ref. 24106], Morón et al. 1999:146 [ref. 24253], Compagno 1999:483 [ref. 25589], Randall 1999:4 [ref. 25829], Allen 2000:83 [ref. 37268], Compagno in Randall & Lim 2000:579 [ref. 25122], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:90 [ref. 25191], Randall & Earle 2000:5 [ref. 25806], Hutchins 2001:14 [ref. 25847], Allen & Adrim 2003:21 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S92 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:609 [ref. 27495], Baranes 2003:35 [ref. 27888], Lobel & Lobel 2004:67 [ref. 27576], Randall et al. 2004:5 [ref. 27624], Bonfil & Abdallah 2004:26 [ref. 27735], Randall 2005:11 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:89 [ref. 28379], Compagno et al. 2005:36 [ref. 29145], Hoese et al. 2006:98 [ref. 29001], Randall 2007:31 [ref. 30952], Fricke et al. 2009:9 [ref. 30213], Last et al. 2010:90 [ref. 32461], Fricke et al. 2011:345 [ref. 31242], Voigt & Weber 2011:45 [ref. 31424], Moore et al. 2012:7 [ref. 31771], White 2012:3 [ref. 31843], Allen & Erdmann 2012:56 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2013:250 [32706], Larson et al. 2013:8 [ref. 32988], Ebert et al. 2013:331 [ref. 33045], Fricke et al. 2014:14 [ref. 33932], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:4 [ref. 33988], Weigmann 2016:18 [ref. 34211], Duffy 2016:97 [ref. 34514], Duffy & Struthers 2017:135 [ref. 35604], White et al. 2017:132 [ref. 35860], Fricke et al. 2018:12 [ref. 35805], Kumar et al. 2018:296 [ref. 36178], White & Ko'ou 2018:32 [ref. 35922], Eagderi et al. 2019:3 [ref. 37020], Fricke et al. 2019:40 [ref. 36673], Zajonz et al. 2019:59 [ref. 36871], Psomadakis et al. 2020:174 [ref. 37272]).

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abbreviatus Carcharhinus abbreviatus (Klunzinger [C. B.] (ex Ehrenberg) 1871)Synonym
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
amblyrhynchus Carcharhinus amblyrhynchus (Bleeker [P.] 1856)Synonym
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 (Bleeker [P.] 1858)Valid
borneensis Carcharhinus borneensis (Seale [A.] 1910)Synonym
brachyrhynchos Carcharhinus brachyrhynchos (Bleeker [P.] 1859)Synonym
brachyrrhynchus Carcharhinus brachyrrhynchus (Philippi [R. A.] 1887)In family
brachyurus Carcharhinus brachyurus (Günther [A.] 1870)Valid
brevipina Carcharhinus brevipina (Valenciennes [A.] 1839)Synonym
brevipinna Carcharhinus brevipinna (Valenciennes [A.] 1839)Valid
budkeri Carcharhinus budkeri (Fourmanoir [P.] 1961)Synonym
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