Rhizoprionodon acutus (Rüppell, 1837), Triaenodon Müller & Henle, 1837a,

Ebert, David A., Wintner, Sabine P. & Kyne, Peter M., 2021, An annotated checklist of the chondrichthyans of South Africa, Zootaxa 4947 (1), pp. 1-127: 67

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4947.1.1

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4614831

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scientific name

Rhizoprionodon acutus (Rüppell, 1837) Triaenodon Müller & Henle, 1837a
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Rhizoprionodon acutus (Rüppell, 1837) 

Milk Shark

Carcharias acutus R ̹ppell, 1837  : 65, pl. 18 (fig. 4). Lectotype: SMF 2783View Materials (stuffed). Type locality: Jeddah , Saudi Arabia, Red Sea.

Local synonymy: Carcharinus acutus  : Thompson, 1914: 139; Barnard, 1925: 24. Carcharinus walbeehmi  : Barnard, 1925: 24, fig. 2, pl. 1. Scoliodon walbeehmi: Smith, 1949a: 43  , fig. 12; Smith, 1965: 43, fig. 12. Scoliodon palasorrah: Smith, 1949a: 43  . Rhizoprionodon acutus: D’Aubrey, 1964a: 25  , pl. 11; Davies & Joubert, 1966: 11; Davies & Joubert, 1967: 118; Compagno, 1984b: 525, fig.; Bass et al., 1975b: 39, fig. 23; Bass et al., 1986: 85, fig. 9.33; Cliff & Wilson, 1986: 24; Compagno, 1988a: 16; Compagno et al., 1989: 68, pl.; Compagno, 1999: 120; Heemstra & Heemstra, 2004: 62; Compagno et al., 2005: 317, fig., pl. 56; Ebert et al., 2013 a: 499, fig., pl. 70; Mann, 2013: 44; NPOA, 2013: 43; da Silva et al., 2015: 246; Ebert & van Hees, 2015: 146; Weigmann, 2016: 861.

South Africa voucher material: SAIAB 6087, SAIAB 6173, SAIAB 6174, SAIAB 6240, SAIAB 6272, SAIAB 6273, SAIAB 6274, SAIAB 6275, SAIAB 6276, SAIAB 14341, SAIAB 18174.

South African distribution: Algoa Bay (EC) to the northern KZN border with Mozambique.

Remarks: New range extension for South Africa. Most accounts of this species in South African waters list it as occurring from KZN to Mozambique, but a voucher specimen in the SAIAB collection was collected in Algoa Bay extending its previous known range by nearly 1,000 km.

Conservation status: VU (2020).

Genus Triaenodon Müller & Henle, 1837a 

Whitetip Reef Shark

Triaenodon M̹ller & Henle, 1837a: 113  . Type species: Carcharias obesus R̹ppell, 1837  , by subsequent monotypy; appeared first without species then added by Bonaparte (1838).

Genus Triaenodon Müller & Henle, 1837a 

Whitetip Reef Shark

Triaenodon M̹ller & Henle, 1837a: 113  . Type species: Carcharias obesus R̹ppell, 1837  , by subsequent monotypy; appeared first without species then added by Bonaparte (1838).

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Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

SAIAB

South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Elasmobranchii

Order

Carcharhiniformes

Family

Carcharhinidae

Genus

Rhizoprionodon

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Elasmobranchii

Order

Carcharhiniformes

Family

Carcharhinidae

Loc

Rhizoprionodon acutus (Rüppell, 1837) Triaenodon Müller & Henle, 1837a

Ebert, David A., Wintner, Sabine P. & Kyne, Peter M. 2021
2021
Loc

Triaenodon M̹ller & Henle, 1837a: 113

Henle, F. G. J. 1837: 113
1837