Carcharhinus melanopterus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824),

White, William T. & Ko’Ou, Alfred, 2018, An annotated checklist of the chondrichthyans of Papua New Guinea, Zootaxa 4411 (1), pp. 1-82: 36

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/735C87F1-8A75-FF8D-9BF6-FBB858B78E56

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scientific name

Carcharhinus melanopterus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
status

 

Carcharhinus melanopterus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824) 

Blacktip Reef Shark

Carcharias melanopterus Quoy & Gaimard, 1824: 194  , pl. 43 (figs 1, 2). Lectotype: MNHN 0000-1129; lectotype designation by Eschmeyer (1998). Type locality: Pulau Waigeo, West Papua, Indonesia.

Local synonymy: Carcharias  melanopterus— Peters, 1877: 853 (New Ireland). Carcharhinus  spallanzani— Munro, 1958: 112 (Bostrem Bay, Milne Bay Province, New Ireland, New Britain); Munro, 1967: 11, pl. 1, fig. 13 (New Guinea). Carcharhinus  melanopterus— Filewood, 1973: 5 (PNG); Kailola, 1987: Manus Island; New Britain; Salamaua; Hula Bay; Gulf of Papua; Port Moresby area); Gochfeld, 1996: 43 (southern New Ireland); Allen, 1998: 67 (Milne Bay); Allen et al., 2003: 112 (Milne Bay); Baine & Harasti, 2007: 93 (Bootless Bay); Hamilton et al., 2009: 73 (northern Bismarck Archipelago); Drew et al., 2012: 5 (Bootless Bay); White et al., 2018: 154, figs (PNG).

PNG voucher material: (5 spec.) CSIRO C57, male embryo 473 mm TL, Koke village , Port Moresby, 11 Nov. 1948  ; KFRS E.007 (dried jaws), female, Taurama Beach , Port Moresby, ~ 9°31’48.05” S, 147°14’48.41” E, 12 Dec. 1963GoogleMaps  ; KFRS E.318 (dried jaws), Tuma Island, Trobriand Islands , 25 Jul. 1967  ; ZMB 12711View Materials, female ~ 555 mm TL, Port Moresby, [1880–1884]  ; ZMB unreg. (chondrocranium and vertebral column only), ~ 650 mm TL, Astrolabe Bay , Madang, 1909 or 1910. 

Remarks: First recorded from PNG by Peters (1877) from off New Ireland. Commonly observed over shallow coastal reefs. Common catch of coastal fisheries.

PNG

Division of Primary Industry

CSIRO

Australian National Fish Collection

KFRS

Kanudi Fisheries Research Station

ZMB

Museum f�r Naturkunde Berlin (Zoological Collections)

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Chondrichthyes

Order

Carcharhiniformes

Family

Carcharhinidae

Genus

Carcharhinus

Loc

Carcharhinus melanopterus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

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

Carcharias melanopterus

Quoy & Gaimard 1824: 194
1824
Loc

Carcharhinus

Blainville 1816
1816
Loc

Carcharhinus

Blainville 1816
1816
Loc

Carcharias

Rafinesque 1810
1810