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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Marine Habitats
Conservation status
IUCNNear Threatened (Lower Risk)

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    Source: Australian National Fish Collection Images
    Image by: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO
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The grey reef shark has a streamlined, moderately stout body with a long, blunt snout and large, round eyes. There are 13���14 tooth rows on each side of both jaws (usually 14 in the upper and 13 in the lower). The upper teeth are triangular with slanted cusps, while the bottom teeth have narrower erect cusps. ... source: Wikipedia

The Grey Whaler Shark is bronze to grey above with white underside. It has a black tail fin margin. The undersides of the pectoral and pelvic fins have black tips and black trailing margins. There is an indistinct stripe along the side from above the pelvic fins. The first dorsal fin may have a white tip and white trailing edge. ... source: OZ Animals

Online resources

Australian National Fish Collection Images
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Encyclopedia of Life
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OZ Animals
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Seafood Services Australia
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Species Lists

Queensland : Conservation Status
taxonId: 22562
Kingdom: animals
Class: cartilaginous fishes
Family: Carcharhinidae
scientificNameAuthorship: (Bleeker, 1856)
status: #N/A
sourceStatus: #N/A
QLD_NCA_status_description: #N/A
Endemicity: QAI
Endemicity_description: Naturally occurs in Australia and overseas

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos


Synonyms Source
Carcharias (Prionodon) amblyrhynchos Bleeker, 1856 Bleeker, 1856 Bleeker, 1856
Published in: Bleeker, P. 1856. Carcharias Prionodon amblyrhynchos, eene nieuwe haaisoort, gevangen nabij het eiland Solombo. Natuurwet. Tijdschr. Ned.-Indië Vol. 10 pp. 467-468
Carcharinus amblyrhynchus Bleeker, 1856
Published in: Garman, S. 1913. The Plagiostomia (sharks, skates and rays). Mem. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harv. Univ. Vol. 36 pp. 1-528 pls 1-77
Carcharinus amblyrhynchus Bleeker, 1856
Eulamia amblyrhynchos (Bleeker, 1856)
Published in: Fowler, H.W. 1941. Contributions to the biology of the Philippine Archipelago and adjacent regions. The fishes of the groups Elasmobranchii, Holocephali, Isospondyli and Ostariophysi obtained by the United States Bureau of Fisheries Steamer Albatross in 1907 to 1910, chiefly in the Philippine Islands and adjacent seas. Bull. U.S. Natl Mus. Vol. 100 (13) pp. 1-879 figs 1-30
Eulamia amblyrhynchos (Bleeker, 1856)
Published in: Stead, D.G. 1963. Sharks and Rays of Australian Seas Sydney : Angus & Robertson pp. 211 pp. 63 figs
Eulamia amblyrhynchos (Bleeker, 1856) (Bleeker, 1856) (Bleeker, 1856)
Galeolamna fowleri Whitley, 1944 Whitley, 1944 Whitley, 1944
Published in: Whitley, G.P. 1944. New sharks and fishes from Western Australia. Aust. Zool. Vol. 10 (3) pp. 252-273 figs 1-6
Galeolamna tufiensis Whitley, 1949 Whitley, 1949 Whitley, 1949
Published in: Whitley, G.P. 1949. A new shark from Papua. Proc. R. Zool. Soc. N.S.W. Vol. 1947–48 pp. 24
Galeolamna coongoola Whitley, 1964 Whitley, 1964 Whitley, 1964
Published in: Whitley, G.P. 1964. Fishes from the Coral Sea and the Swain Reefs. Rec. Aust. Mus. Vol. 26 (5) pp. 145-195 figs 1-15 pls 8-10

Common Names

Common name Source
Grey Reef Shark
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Black-vee Whaler
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Fowler's Whaler Shark
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Graceful Shark
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Graceful Whaler Shark
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Longnose Blacktail Shark
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School Shark
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Blacktail Reef Shark
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Bronze Whaler
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Gray Reef Shark
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Grey Shark
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Grey Whaler Shark
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Shortnose Blacktail Shark
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Whaler Shark
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Working classification

Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos  Recorded in Australia

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