Glyphis glyphis 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: 38

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

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/735C87F1-8A73-FF8B-9BF6-FAFE5BA78EB2

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scientific name

Glyphis glyphis Müller & Henle, 1839
status

 

Glyphis glyphis Müller & Henle, 1839 

Speartooth Shark

Carcharias (Prionodon) glyphis Müller & Henle, 1839: 40  , Pl. 14. Holotype: ZMB 5265 (stuffed). Type locality: probably Indian Ocean; Roberts (2007) suggested type locality may be the South China Sea.

Local synonymy: Carcharhinus  glyphis— Filewood, 1973: 5 (PNG); Haines, 1979a: 11 (Purari Delta); Haines, 1979b: 94 (Purari Delta). Glyphis  glyphis— Compagno, 1984: 509 (New Guinea); Kailola, 1987: 17 (PNG); Compagno et al., 2008: 213 (Port Romilly; Alligator Island, Fly River); Last & Stevens, 2009: 277 (PNG); Compagno et al., 2010: 41 (Port Romilly; Alligator Island, Fly River); Ebert et al., 2013: 482, pl. 69 (PNG); White et al., 2015a: 1, figs 2, 3 and 5 (Katatai); White et al., 2018: 166, figs (PNG). Glyphis  cf glyphis— Roberts, 2007: 282 (New Guinea).

PNG voucher material: (3 spec.) CSIRO H 7670-01 (dried jaws), pregnant female ~ 2370–2600 mm TL, Katatai, Daru , Western Province, 9°01’15” S, 143°20’31” E, 23 Oct. 2014GoogleMaps  ; KFRS E.218 (dried jaws), juvenile female ~ 1600–1800 mm TL, Port Romilly , Gulf Province, 7°33’ S, 144°50’ E, 12 Mar. 1966GoogleMaps  ; KFRS E.405B (dried jaws), ~ 1600–1800 mm TL, Alligator Island, 200 miles upstream in Fly River, 7°19’ S, 141°11’ E, Feb. 1970. In Compagno et al. (2008), the KFRS dried jaws above were listed as LWF-E218 and LWF-E405B; loaned to LJV Compagno, possibly still in South African Museum in Cape Town GoogleMaps  .

Remarks: First recorded from PNG by Filewood (1973) as Carcharhinus glyphis  (see comments in G. garricki  remarks above). Recently recorded by White et al. (2015) from coastal fisheries catches in Western Province where it is caught occasionally.

CSIRO

Australian National Fish Collection

KFRS

Kanudi Fisheries Research Station

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Chondrichthyes

Order

Carcharhiniformes

Family

Carcharhinidae

Genus

Glyphis

Loc

Glyphis glyphis Müller & Henle, 1839

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

Glyphis

Agassiz 1843
1843
Loc

Glyphis

Agassiz 1843
1843
Loc

Carcharias (Prionodon) glyphis Müller & Henle, 1839: 40

Muller & Henle 1839: 40
1839
Loc

Carcharhinus

Blainville 1816
1816