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Status in World Register of Marine Species

Accepted name: Carcharhinus melanopterus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

Scientific synonyms and common names

Carcharhinus melanopterus (Quoy and Gaimard, 1824)

Carcharias melanopterus Quoy and Gaimard, 1824, Zoologie, Voy.Uranie et Physicienne, 1877-20:194, pl. 43, figs 1-2.

Synonymy:
Squalus (Carcharhinus) commersoni Blainville, 1816 (nomen nudum)
Carcharias playfairi Günther, 1870
Carcharias elegans Hemprich and Ehrenberg, 1899
Carcharias marianensis Engelhardt, 1912

Other Scientific Names Recently in Use:
Mapolamia spallanzanii (not Peron and LeSueur, in LeSueur, 1822, equals C. Sorrah)
Hypoprion playfairi (Günther, 1870)

FAO Names:
Blacktip reef shark [English]
Requin pointes noires [French]
Tiburón de puntas negras [Spanish]
CARCH Carch 23 [FAO Code]

Blacktip reef shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus)