Carcharhinus falciformis (Bibron, 1839),

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

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/735C87F1-8A77-FF8F-9BF6-FC555F4F8C2C

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Carcharhinus falciformis (Bibron, 1839)
status

 

Carcharhinus falciformis (Bibron, 1839) 

Silky Shark

Carcharias (Prionodon) falciformis Bibron in Müller & Henle, 1839: 47  . Holotype: MNHN 0000-1134. Type locality: Cuba, Western Atlantic   .

Local synonymy: Carcharhinus  falciformis— Filewood, 1973: 7 (Papua New Guinea); Kailola, 1987: 14 (PNG); White et al., 2018: 142, figs (PNG).

PNG voucher material: (2 spec.) AKPM 4View Materials (dried jaws), juvenile female ~ 1300 mm TL, Rabaul, East New Britain  ; KFRS E.046 (dried jaws), Cape Saint George, New Ireland, May 1965  .

Remarks: First recorded from PNG by Filewood (1973). Caught in large numbers by the pelagic longline and purse seine fisheries in PNG. Commonly misidentified as Carcharhinus brachyurus ( Günther, 1870)  , which does not occur in PNG, and C. galapagensis (Snodgrass & Heller, 1905)  which has not been verified from PNG.

KFRS

Kanudi Fisheries Research Station

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Chondrichthyes

Order

Carcharhiniformes

Family

Carcharhinidae

Genus

Carcharhinus

Loc

Carcharhinus falciformis (Bibron, 1839)

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

Carcharias (Prionodon) falciformis Bibron in Müller & Henle, 1839: 47

Bibron in Muller & Henle 1839: 47
1839
Loc

Carcharhinus

Blainville 1816
1816