Carcharhinus coatesi (Whitley, 1939b),

White, William T. & Ko’Ou, Alfred, 2018, An annotated checklist of the chondrichthyans of Papua New Guinea, Zootaxa 4411 (1), pp. 1-82: 33-34

publication ID

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

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/735C87F1-8A76-FF8F-9BF6-FA515BE78A1C

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scientific name

Carcharhinus coatesi (Whitley, 1939b)
status

 

Carcharhinus coatesi (Whitley, 1939b) 

Australian Blackspot Shark

Platypodon coatesi Whitley, 1939b: 234  , Fig. 7. Holotype: QM I.6226. Type locality: Hinchinbrook Passage, Queensland, Australia.

Local synonymy: Carcharias  menisorrah— Ogilby, 1888: 2 (Port Moresby); Ogilby, 1889: 1768 (Port Moresby). Eulamia menisorrah  — Fowler, 1928: 20 (Port Moresby); Fowler 1934: 385 (Port Moresby); Fowler, 1941: 161 (Port Moresby). Carcharhinus  dussumieri— Munro, 1958: 112 (Ningin Island, New Ireland); Munro, 1967: 10, pl. 1, fig. 12? (New Guinea); Filewood, 1973: 7 (PNG?); Kailola, 1987: 14 (PNG). Carcharhinus  menisorrah— Munro, 1958: 112 (southern New Guinea); Munro, 1967: 10, pl. 1, fig. 11 (New Guinea); Filewood, 1973: 7 (PNG). Carcharhinus menisorrah  (= coatesi  ) Filewood, 1973: 7 (PNG). Carcharhinus  sealei— Compagno, 1984: 498 (PNG); Kailola, 1987: 17 (PNG). Carcharhinus  coeatesi— White et al., 2018: 140, figs (PNG).

PNG voucher material: (23 spec.) CSIRO C 1039, 465 mm TL, between Normanby and Samarai Islands , Milne Bay Province  ; CSIRO H 7801-01, male 480 mm TL, Freshwater Bay , Gulf of Papua, 8°5’45” S, 145°52’36” E, 14–16 m depth, 8 Jun. 2014GoogleMaps  ; CSIRO H 7810-01, female 430 mm TL, CSIRO H 7810-02, male 350 mm TL, south of Kerema , Gulf of Papua, 8°2’55.8” S, 145°44’57” E, 14–16 m depth, 19 Jun. 2014GoogleMaps  ; CSIRO H 8163-01 (dried jaws), adult male 760 mm TL, Freshwater Bay , Gulf of Papua, 8°3’45” S, 145°46’49” E, 13–18 m depth, 9 Sep. 2015GoogleMaps  ; CSIRO H 8170-01 (dried jaws), adult male 730 mm TL, Gulf of Papua , 2015  ; CSIRO H 8159-01 (dried jaws), adult male 740 mm TL, south of Kerema , Gulf of Papua, 8°3’40” S, 145°36’45” E, 18 m depth, 22 Nov. 2014GoogleMaps  ; CSIRO H 8167-01 (dried jaws), adult male 770 mm TL, east of Fly River mouth, Gulf of Papua, 8°40’ S, 144°7’ E, 13–20 m depth, 2 Dec. 2014GoogleMaps  ; KFRS E.008 (dried jaws), female, Hall Sound , Central Province, 13 Nov. 1963  ; KFRS E.010A (dried jaws), KFRS E.010B (dried jaws), north of Pinupaka Anchorage, Hall Sound , Central Province, 12 Jun. 1964  ; KFRS E.279C (dried jaws), north of Yule Island , Apr. 1966  ; KFRS E.311A (dried jaws), KFRS E.311B (dried jaws), KFRS E.311C (dried jaws), Orangerie Bay , Jun. 1967  ; KFRS E.669, female 580 mm TL, east of Fly River mouth, Gulf of Papua, 8°42’0” S, 144°6’ E, 18–19 m depth, 5 Dec. 2014GoogleMaps  ; KFRS E.692, female 440 mm TL, KFRS E.693, juvenile male 380 mm TL, south of Kerema , Gulf of Papua, 8°2’55.8” S, 145°44’57” E, 14–16 m depth, 19 Jun. 2014GoogleMaps  ; KFRS E.695, female 400 mm TL, KFRS E.696, juvenile male 440 mm TL, south of Kerema , Gulf of Papua, 8°3’15” S, 145°44’21.6” E, 17–19 m depth, 7 Jun. 2014GoogleMaps  ; KFRS E.699, juvenile male 430 mm TL, Freshwater Bay , Gulf of Papua, 8°5’45” S, 145°52’36” E, 14–16 m depth, 8 Jun. 2014GoogleMaps  ; KFRS E.710, juvenile male 420 mm TL, Freshwater Bay , Gulf of Papua, 8°5’24.6” S, 145°51’7.2” E, 13 m depth, 22 Jun. 2014GoogleMaps  ; KFRS E.715, adult male 740 mm TL, Gulf of Papua , 2014  .

Remarks: First reported from Port Moresby by Ogilby (1888) as Carcharias menisorrah  . Previously considered to be a synonym of Carcharhinus dussumieri (Valenciennes in Müller & Henle, 1839)  ; recently resurrected as a valid species for the Australian and New Guinea members of the dussumieri  -sealei complex. Very common in the Gulf of Papua.

PNG

Division of Primary Industry

CSIRO

Australian National Fish Collection

KFRS

Kanudi Fisheries Research Station

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Chondrichthyes

Order

Carcharhiniformes

Family

Carcharhinidae

Genus

Carcharhinus

Loc

Carcharhinus coatesi (Whitley, 1939b)

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

Platypodon coatesi

Whitley 1939: 234
1939
Loc

coatesi

Whitley 1939
1939
Loc

Carcharhinus

Blainville 1816
1816
Loc

Carcharhinus

Blainville 1816
1816
Loc

Carcharhinus

Blainville 1816
1816
Loc

Carcharhinus

Blainville 1816
1816
Loc

Carcharias

Rafinesque 1810
1810