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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Elasmobranchii (class)  »  Carcharhiniformes (order)  »  Carcharhinidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 018041 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Glyphis glyphis   (Müller & Henle, 1839)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

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Family: 37 18 Carcharhinidae (Whaler Sharks) - show full list
Standard Name: Speartooth Shark
Common Names List: speartooth shark
Organism Type: a whaler shark
Synonyms: Glyphis sp. A [in Last & Stevens, 1994; Daley et al 2002; Pogonoski et al 2002; Peverell et al 2006]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Freshwater
Parent Codes: 37 018906     Glyphis spp.
Previous Codes
(if any)
Distribution map:
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2008-11-19.
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Expected species depth range is from 0 to 10 m.
Scientific Name Notes:Last & Stevens (1994) could not confidently assign a species name(s) to the Glyphis recorded from Australia and recorded it as a single species, Glyphis sp A. After re-examination of the holotype of Glyphis glyphis and additional Glyphis specimens, Compagno et al 2008 synonymised Glyphis sp A with Glyphis glyphis, provided a redescription of the species, and described a new species previously referred to as Glyphis sp C (see 37 018042).
Common/Standard Name Notes: provisional common name (species not in standard names list)

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
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FoA 2734
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Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2022-06-11
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