CARCHARHINIFORMES,

Matamoros, Wilfredo A., Schaefer, Jacob F. & Kreiser, Brian R., 2009, Annotated checklist of the freshwater fishes of continental and insular Honduras, Zootaxa 2307, pp. 1-38: 7

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.275406

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scientific name

CARCHARHINIFORMES
status

 

CARCHARHINIFORMES 

Carcharhinidae  . Peripheral.

Carcharhinus leucas (Müller & Henle, 1839)  . Bull shark, tiburón toro. Native.

Department: Gracias a Dios. Drainage: Atlantic slope: Patuca.

Remarks: Martin (1972) listed C. leucas  in Honduras based on a photograph taken by Strong (1934) in the Patuca River. This is the only documented report of C. leucas  in Honduran freshwaters. Greenfield & Thomerson (1997) referred to a C. leucas  in the “Patula River”, which we assume is an error and they were in fact referring to the Patuca River.

Rhizoprionodon porosus (Poey, 1861)  . Caribbean sharpnose shark, cazón antillano. Native. Department: Gracias a Dios. Drainages: Atlantic slope: Patuca and Coco.