Carcharhinus galapagensis (Snodgrass & Heller, 1905),

Carneiro, Miguel, Martins, Rogélia, Landi, Monica & Costa, Filipe O., 2014, Updated checklist of marine fishes (Chordata: Craniata) from Portugal and the proposed extension of the Portuguese continental shelf, European Journal of Taxonomy 73, pp. 1-73: 11

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Carcharhinus galapagensis (Snodgrass & Heller, 1905)


Carcharhinus galapagensis (Snodgrass & Heller, 1905) 

– Galapagos shark; Tubarão-dos-Galápos ②, ③ According to Ebert & Stehmann (2013), the species Carcharhinus obscurus  is very closely related to this species ( C. galapagensis  ) and they are difficult to distinguish from each other. Recent molecular studies suggest that these two species may in fact be a single one, with one of the two forms being found far  from landmasses ( C. galapagensis  ) and the other one ( C. obscurus  ) occurring in association with continental shelves and upper slopes (G. Naylor, pers comm. in Ebert & Stehmann 2013). Studies are currently ongoing to determine the relationship between these two species.