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Status in World Register of Marine Species

Accepted name: Carcharhinus falciformis (Müller & Henle, 1839)

Scientific synonyms and common names

Carcharhinus falciformis (Bibron, 1841)


Carcharias (Prionodon) falciformis Bibron, 1841, in Müller & Henle, Syst. Beschr. Plagiost.: 47 (Cuba). Holotype: MNHN no. 1134.
Squalus falcipinnis Lowe, 1839, in part, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond., 7: 90 (Madeira). Type: unknown.l
Carcharhinus floridanus Bigelow, Schroeder & Springer, 1943, Proc. New Engl. zool. Club, 22: 71, pl. 13 (Florida). Holotype: MCZ no. 35807.

Common names:

Silky shark [En]
Requin soyeux [Fr]
Tiburon jaqueton [Es]

Silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis)