Matamoros, Wilfredo A., Schaefer, Jacob F. & Kreiser, Brian R., 2009, Annotated checklist of the freshwater fishes of continental and insular Honduras, Zootaxa 2307, pp. 1-38 : 7

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Carcharhinidae . Peripheral.

Carcharhinus leucas (Müller & Henle, 1839) . Bull shark, tiburón toro. Native.

Department: Gracias a Dios. Drainage: Atlantic slope: Patuca.

Remarks: Martin (1972) listed C. leucas in Honduras based on a photograph taken by Strong (1934) in the Patuca River. This is the only documented report of C. leucas in Honduran freshwaters. Greenfield & Thomerson (1997) referred to a C. leucas in the “Patula River”, which we assume is an error and they were in fact referring to the Patuca River.

Rhizoprionodon porosus (Poey, 1861) . Caribbean sharpnose shark, cazón antillano. Native. Department: Gracias a Dios. Drainages: Atlantic slope: Patuca and Coco.