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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:d7850ed9-bf25-4a4e-98a2-5903684b71e1

LSIDs are persistent, location-independent,resource identifiers for uniquely naming biologically significant resources including species names, concepts, occurrences, genes or proteins, or data objects that encode information about them. To put it simply, LSIDs are a way to identify and locate pieces of biological information on the web.

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

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Description

A robustly built species with a streamlined "typical shark" form, the blacktip reef shark has a short, wide, rounded snout and moderately large, oval eyes. Each nostril has a flap of skin in front that is expanded into a nipple-shaped lobe. Not counting small symphysial (central) teeth, the tooth rows number 11–13 (usually 12) on either side of the upper jaw and 10–12 (usually 11) on either side of the lower jaw. ... source: Wikipedia

The Blacktip Reef Shark brownish is a small shark with bluntly rounded snout. It is yellow to grey above with white underside. There is a dark stripe running from under the first dorsal fin to above the ventral fin. The first dorsal fin and lower tail fin lobe have black tips. There is sometimes a white band below the black tip on the dorsal fin. ... source: OZ Animals

Online resources

Australian National Fish Collection Images
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Encyclopedia of Life
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OZ Animals
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat, Diet, Reproduction
Reef Life Survey Images
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Seafood Services Australia
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Wikipedia
Description, Distribution, Reference, Images

Species Lists

RLS profile v3
Common_Name: Blacktip reef shark;Blacktip reef shark
Diet: Invertebrates, Plankton, Fishes
Distribution: Indo-Pacific, Red Sea to the Hawaiian Islands. Eastern Mediterranean .
IUCN_Threat_status: Near Threatened
Invasive: Not known to be invasive
Max_size: 2 m
Threats: Commercial fishing

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Carcharhinus melanopterus

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Mapolamia spallanzani (Péron & Lesueur, 1822): A survey of Australian Ichthyology. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. Vol. 89 (1) pp. 11-127; The Fishes of Australia. Part 1. The sharks, rays, devil-fish, and other primitive fishes of Australia and New Zealand pp. 280 pp. 303 figs (Péron & Lesueur, 1822)
Carcharias melanopterus Quoy & Gaimard, 1824 Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
Published in: Quoy, J.R.C. & Gaimard, J.P. 1824. Chapter 8. Poissons. Voyage autour du Monde, entrepris par ordre du Roi, exécuté sur les corvettes de S.M. Uranie et la Physicienne, pendant les années 1817, 1818, 1819 et 1820 Vol. 1 pp. 712 pp. 96 pls pp. 183-328 pls 43-65
Carcharinus melanopterus Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
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 melanopterus Quoy & Gaimard, 1824: The Plagiostomia (sharks, skates and rays). Mem. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harv. Univ. Vol. 36 pp. 1-528 pls 1-77 Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
Eulamia melanopterus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
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 melanopterus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824) (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Eulamia menaloptera (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Published in: Stead, D.G. 1963. Sharks and Rays of Australian Seas Sydney : Angus & Robertson pp. 211 pp. 63 figs
Eulamia menaloptera (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824) (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Mapolamia melanopterus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Published in: Whitley, G.P. 1934. Notes on some Australian sharks. Mem. Qld Mus. Vol. 10 (4) pp. 180-200 figs 1-4 pls 27-29
Mapolamia melanopterus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824) (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Prionodon melanopterus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Published in: Day, F. 1865. The Fishes of Malabar London : Bernard Quaritch pp. 293 pp.
Prionodon melanopterus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824) (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Squalus melanopterus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Published in: Gray, J.E. 1851. List of the Specimens of Fish in the Collection of the British Museum. Chondropterygii London : British Museum pp. 160 pp., 2 pls
Squalus melanopterus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824) (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Mapolamia spallanzani (Péron & Lesueur, 1822)
Published in: Whitley, G.P. 1940. The Fishes of Australia. Part 1. The sharks, rays, devil-fish, and other primitive fishes of Australia and New Zealand Sydney : Roy. Zool. Soc. N.S.W. pp. 280 pp. 303 figs
Mapolamia spallanzani (Péron & Lesueur, 1822)
Published in: Whitley, G.P. 1964. A survey of Australian Ichthyology. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. Vol. 89 (1) pp. 11-127

Common Names

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Blacktip Reef Shark
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Black Tip Shark
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Black-tip Reef Shark
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Black-tip Shark
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Blacktip Shark
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Guliman
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Black Fin Reef Shark
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Black Finned Shark
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Black Tip Reef Shark
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Black Tips Nilow
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Blackfin Reef Shark
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Reef Blacktip Shark
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Requien Shark
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Shark
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Working classification

kingdom
ANIMALIA
phylum
CHORDATA
subphylum
VERTEBRATA
suprageneric
GNATHOSTOMATA
suprageneric
PISCES
class
CHONDRICHTHYES
subclass
ELASMOBRANCHII
order
CARCHARHINIFORMES
family
CARCHARHINIDAE
genus
Carcharhinus
species
Carcharhinus melanopterus  Recorded in Australia

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