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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:98c33d5e-a888-4e3d-99fe-31e0d8d9bae5

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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WMS

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http://biocache.ala.org.au/ws/ogc/ows?q=species:Carcharhinus obscurus
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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
    Rights: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO, Image enhancement funded by CSIRO/FRDC

Description

One of the largest members of its genus, the dusky shark commonly reaches a length of 3.2 m (10 ft) and a weight of 160–180 kg (350–400 lb); the maximum recorded length and weight are 4.2 m (14 ft) and 347 kg (770 lb) respectively. Females grow larger than males. This shark has a slender, streamlined body with a broadly rounded snout no longer than the width of the mouth. ... source: Wikipedia

The Dusky Shark is a large shark with a pointed snout, long curved pectoral fins and a ridge between the two dorsal fins. The first dorsal fin is tall and the second is low and broad. The upper teeth are triangular and serrated. The lower jaw teeth are more slender. The species is grey, blue-grey or grey-brown above with white underside. ... source: OZ Animals

Online resources

Australian National Fish Collection Images
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Encyclopedia of Life
Description, Images
OZ Animals
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat, Diet, Reproduction
Wikipedia
Description, Distribution, Reference, Images

Species Lists

state listed spp (non EPBC)
IUCN red list 2011.2
South Australian Fish from the AFD

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Carcharhinus obscurus

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Carcharias (Prionodon) obscurus (Lesueur, 1818)
Published in: Müller, J. & Henle, F.G.J. 1841. Systematische Beschreibung der Plagiostomen Berlin : Veit & Co. pp. pp. 103-200 pls
Carcharias (Prionodon) obscurus (Lesueur, 1818) (Lesueur, 1818)
Carcharinus obscurus (Lesueur, 1818)
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 obscurus (Lesueur, 1818) (Lesueur, 1818)
Squalus obscurus Lesueur, 1818 Lesueur, 1818
Published in: Lesueur, C.A. 1818. Descriptions of several new species of North American fishes. J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. Vol. 1 (2) pp. 222-235 fig. 9-10
Galeolamna macrurus (Ramsay & Ogilby, 1877)
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
Galeolamna macrurus (Ramsay & Ogilby, 1877) (Ramsay & Ogilby, 1877)
Carcharhinus macrurus (Ramsay & Ogilby, 1887)
Published in: McCulloch, A.R. 1929. A check-list of the fishes recorded from Australia. Part I. Mem. Aust. Mus. Vol. 5 pp. 1–144
Carcharhinus macrurus (Ramsay & Ogilby, 1887) (Ramsay & Ogilby, 1887)
Carcharias macrurus Ramsay & Ogilby, 1887 Ramsay & Ogilby, 1887
Published in: Ramsay, E.P. & Ogilby, J.D. 1887. On an undescribed shark from Port Jackson. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. Ser. 2 Vol. 2 (1) pp. 163-164
Eulamia macrura (Ramsay & Ogilby, 1887)
Published in: Stead, D.G. 1963. Sharks and Rays of Australian Seas Sydney : Angus & Robertson pp. 211 pp. 63 figs
Eulamia macrura (Ramsay & Ogilby, 1887) (Ramsay & Ogilby, 1887)
Eulamia ebilis (Whitley, 1944)
Published in: Stead, D.G. 1963. Sharks and Rays of Australian Seas Sydney : Angus & Robertson pp. 211 pp. 63 figs
Eulamia ebilis (Whitley, 1944) (Whitley, 1944)
Galeolamna (Galeolamnoides) eblis 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

Common Names

Common name Source
Dusky Whaler
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Black Whaler
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Black Whaler Shark
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Bronze Whaler
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Common Whaler Shark
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Dusky Shark
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River Whaler
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Slender Whaler Shark
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Whaler Shark
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Bay-shark
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Black Whaler, Dusky Whaler.
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Bronze Shark Whaler
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Brown Common Gray Shark
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Brown Dusky Shark
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Brown Shark
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Common Whaler
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Dusky Ground Shark
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Requin Obscur
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Shark
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Shovelnose
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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 obscurus  Recorded in Australia

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