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Status in World Register of Marine Species

Accepted name: Carcharodon carcharias (Linnaeus, 1758)

Scientific synonyms and common names

Carcharodon carcharias (Linnaeus, 1758)

Squalus carcharias Linnaeus, 1758, Syst.Nat., ed. 10, 1:235. Placed on the Official List of Specific Names in Zoology (name no. 2056) by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, Opinion 723.4b (1965).

Carcharias lamia Rafinesque, 1810
Carcharias verus Cloquet, 1822
Carcharias rondeletti Bory de St. Vincent, 1829
Squalus (Carcharias) vulgaris Richardson, 1836
Carcharodon smithii Agassiz, 1838 or Bonaparte, 1839
Carcharias atwoodi Storer, 1848
Carcharodon capensis Smith, 1849
? Carcharias vorax Owen, 1853
Carcharias maso Norris, 1898 (not Squalus (Carcharias) maou Lesson, 1830)
Carcherodon albimors Whitley, 1939

FAO Names:
Great white shark [English]
Grand requin blanc [French]
Jaquetón blanco [Spanish]
LAMN Car 1 [FAO Code]

Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias)