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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 & Gaimard, 1824)


Carcharias melanopterus Quoy & Gaimard, 1824, Voy. aut. Monde, pt. 3, Zoologie: 194 (Waigiu, Mariannes). Holotype: MNHN no. 1129; 3 paratypes: MNHN no. 771,1128, 3463.
Carcharhinus melanopterus: Tortonese, 1951a: 224; 1951b: 3; 1956: 147; 1963: 103 Ben Tuvia, 1966: 269.

Common names:

Blacktip reef shark [En]
Requin noir [Fr]
Tiburon punta negra [Es]

Blacktip reef shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus)