Carcharhinus falciformis (Müller & Henle 1839)

Andréfouët, Serge, Chen, Wei-Jen, Kinch, Jeff, Mana, Ralph, Russell, Barry C., Tully, Dean & White, William T., 2019, Checklist of the marine and estuarine fishes of New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean, with 810 new records, Zootaxa 4588 (1), pp. 1-360 : 40

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Carcharhinus falciformis (Müller & Henle 1839)


Carcharhinus falciformis (Müller & Henle 1839) View in CoL — Silky shark

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on confirmed records from an observer program on shark longline vessels in May and June 2014 (NFA and CSIRO, unpublished data); tissue samples and vertebrae retained. Most abundant shark species caught in longline fishery (W. White). A set of jaws collected from Cape Saint George in 1965 (KFRS E046 View Materials ) recently confirmed as this species ( White & Ko'ou 2018: 34).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.—General distribution: Circumglobal in warm temperate and tropical seas. Oceanic and pelagic, most common in offshore waters close to land masses, 0–500 m depth. Marine.

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