Triaenodon obesus (Rüppell 1837),

White, William T. & Ko’Ou, Alfred, 2018, An annotated checklist of the chondrichthyans of Papua New Guinea, Zootaxa 4411 (1), pp. 1-82: 41-42

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/735C87F1-8A7E-FF87-9BF6-F92D5E61888F

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scientific name

Triaenodon obesus (Rüppell 1837)
status

 

Triaenodon obesus (Rüppell 1837) 

Whitetip Reef Shark

Carcharias obesus Rüppell, 1837: 64  , pl. 18 (fig. 2). Lectotype: SMF 3149 (stuffed); lectotype designation by Klausewitz (1960). Type locality: Jeddah , Saudi Arabia, Red Sea. 

Local synonymy: Triaenodon  apicalis— Munro, 1958: 113 (Milne Bay Province); Munro, 1967: 11, pl. 1, fig. 11 (New Guinea). Triaenodon  obesus— Filewood, 1973: 3 (PNG); Compagno, 1984: 537 (New Guinea); Allen, 1998: 67 (Milne Bay); Baine & Harasti, 2007: 93, fig. (Bootless Bay); Hamilton et al., 2009: 73 (northern Bismarck Archipelago); Drew et al., 2012: 5 (Bootless Bay); Fricke et al., 2014: 14 (Madang); White et al., 2018: 180, figs (PNG).

PNG voucher material: (4 spec.) CSIRO C 271, female embryo 473 mm TL, shoal between Cannac Island & Wabomat Island, Laughlan Island Group, Milne Bay Province, 09°18’ S, 153°40’ E, 17 Oct. 1949; KFRS E.269 (dried jaws), female 1080 mm TL, New Britain area, Sep. 1966; KFRS E.340, Main Reef, Fishermans Island, Port Moresby, 24 Nov. 1968; KFRS E.629, east of Nago Island, Kavieng, New Ireland, 02°35’47.8” S, 150°45’7.42 E, 40 m depth, 30 Sep. 2015.

Remarks: First recorded from PNG by Munro (1958) from the Milne Bay region. Very common reef species throughout PNG, often seen by divers; evidence of local depletion in a number of areas.

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

Triaenodon

Loc

Triaenodon obesus (Rüppell 1837)

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

Carcharias obesus Rüppell, 1837: 64

Ruppell 1837: 64
1837
Loc

Triaenodon

Muller & Henle 1837
1837
Loc

Triaenodon

Muller & Henle 1837
1837