Genus Carcharhinus


Summary:

A genus of requiem sharks with 29 species worldwide, and 21 species in Australian waters.

Species in the genus have the origin of the first dorsal fin closer to the origin of the pectoral fin than to the pelvic-fin origin; upper and lower jaws with different shaped teeth. Species lack spiracles and have no keels on the caudal-fin base.

Species have viviparous reproduction.

Carcharhinus Blainville, H.M.D. de 1816. Prodrome d'une nouvelle distribution systématique du règne animal. Bulletin des Sciences pars la Société Philomathique de Paris 8: 105(=113)-124 [121].
Type species:
 Carcharias melanopterus Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
Author: Dianne J. Bray

Cite this page as:
Dianne J. Bray, Carcharhinus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 12 Dec 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/genus/270

References


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White, W.T. 2012. A redescription of Carcharhinus dussumieri and C. sealei, with resurrection of C. coatesi and C. tjutjot as valid species (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhinidae). Zootaxa 3241: 1–34 [11]

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