Rhizoprionodon taylori (Ogilby, 1915),

White, William T. & Ko’Ou, Alfred, 2018, An annotated checklist of the chondrichthyans of Papua New Guinea, Zootaxa 4411 (1), pp. 1-82: 41

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/735C87F1-8A7E-FF86-9BF6-FD855BEF8CE8

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scientific name

Rhizoprionodon taylori (Ogilby, 1915)
status

 

Rhizoprionodon taylori (Ogilby, 1915) 

Australian Sharpnose Shark

Physodon taylori Ogilby, 1915: 117  . Holotype: QM I.738 [not QM I.4539], apparently lost. Type locality: Townsville, Queensland, Australia.

Local synonymy: Rhizoprionodon  taylori— Filewood, 1973: 4 (PNG); Kailola, 1987: 18 (Western Papua to Yule Island; Madang?); Last & Stevens, 2009: 284 (PNG); Ebert et al., 2013: 498, pl. 73 (PNG); White et al., 2018: 178, figs (PNG).

PNG voucher material: (23 spec.) CSIRO H 7612-03, female 420 mm TL, south of Kerema , Gulf of Papua, 8°1’12” S, 145°42’2.4” E, 13–14 m depth, 21 Jun. 2014GoogleMaps  ;; CSIRO H 7814-08, male 360 mm TL, CSIRO H 7814- 0 9, male 360 mm TL, CSIRO H 7814-11, pregnant female 580 mm TL, south of Kerema , Gulf of Papua, 8°3’1.2” S, 145°45’7.2” E, 16–17 m depth, 20 Jun. 2014GoogleMaps  ; KFRS E.260 (12 embryos), 28–90 mm TL, Fairfax Harbour , Port Moresby, 7 Aug. 1965  ; KFRS E.279A, juvenile male 230 mm TL, north of Yule Island , Central Province, Apr. 1966  ; KFRS E.653, female 560 mm TL, south of Deception Bay , Gulf of Papua, 8°1’23” S, 144°36’37” E, 21–22 m depth, 29 Nov. 2014GoogleMaps  ; KFRS E.675, female 540 mm TL, east of Fly River mouth, Gulf of Papua, 8°9’5” S, 144°26’53” E, 22–24 m depth, 9 Dec. 2014GoogleMaps  ; KFRS E.698, female 580 mm TL, south of Kerema , Gulf of Papua, 8°2’3.6” S, 145°44’12” E, 16 m depth, 17 Jun. 2014GoogleMaps  ; KFRS E.702, male 560 mm TL, Freshwater Bay , Gulf of Papua, 8°6’39.6” S, 145°53’57” E, 15–19 m depth, 19 Jun. 2014GoogleMaps  ; KFRS E.706, male 450 mm TL, south of Kerema , Gulf of Papua, 8°4’25.3” S, 145°44’36” E, 18–21 m depth, 11 Jun. 2014GoogleMaps  ; KFRS E.711, female 340 mm TL, Freshwater Bay , Gulf of Papua, 8°6’4.2” S, 145°53’12.6” E, 13 m depth, 16 Jun. 2014GoogleMaps  .

Remarks: First recorded from PNG by Filewood (1973), listed as uncommon. Very abundant in the bycatch of the Gulf of Papua prawn trawl fishery. Small species with most size classes not large enough to get caught in gillnets targeting barramundi.

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

Rhizoprionodon

Loc

Rhizoprionodon taylori (Ogilby, 1915)

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

Rhizoprionodon

Whitley 1929
1929
Loc

Physodon taylori

Ogilby 1915: 117
1915