Loxodon macrorhinus Müller & Henle, 1839,

White, William T. & Ko’Ou, Alfred, 2018, An annotated checklist of the chondrichthyans of Papua New Guinea, Zootaxa 4411 (1), pp. 1-82: 39

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4411.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:255EE06E-3171-41F3-BB3D-E7D29537A292

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/735C87F1-8A70-FF88-9BF6-FE6D5F4C8A28

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scientific name

Loxodon macrorhinus Müller & Henle, 1839
status

 

Loxodon macrorhinus Müller & Henle, 1839 

Sliteye Shark

Loxodon macrorhinus Müller & Henle, 1839: 61  , pl. 25. Holotype: ZMB 4479. Type locality: unknown (probably Indian Ocean).

Local synonymy: Loxodon  macrorhinus— Filewood, 1973: 4 (PNG); Kailola, 1987: 18 (Tuma Island; Orangerie Bay; Gulf of Papua); White et al., 2018: 168, figs (PNG).

PNG voucher material: None.

Remarks: First recorded from PNG by Filewood (1973). Recently observed in low numbers, probably due to their small size, off southern New Ireland and northern East New Britain in the catches of the target shark longline fishery; no specimens retained but vertebrae and genetic samples taken; identification confirmed with molecular data (S. Appleyard, unpubl. data). A photograph of a specimen caught as bycatch by a deepwater snapper fisher off Kavieng district, New Ireland, also verified as this species. Depth of capture not known but> 100 m depth.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Chondrichthyes

Order

Carcharhiniformes

Family

Carcharhinidae

Genus

Loxodon

Loc

Loxodon macrorhinus Müller & Henle, 1839

White, William T. & Ko’Ou, Alfred 2018
2018
Loc

Loxodon macrorhinus Müller & Henle, 1839: 61

Muller & Henle 1839: 61
1839
Loc

Loxodon

Muller & Henle 1838
1838