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

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Species Lists

Queensland : Conservation Status
taxonId: 22576
Kingdom: animals
Class: cartilaginous fishes
Family: Carcharhinidae
scientificNameAuthorship: (Nardo, 1827)
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 plumbeus


Synonyms Source
Carcharias plumbeus (Nardo, 1827)
Published in: Jordan, D.S. & Gilbert, C.H. 1883. A synopsis of the fishes of North America. Bull. U.S. Natl Mus. Vol. 16 pp. 1-1018
Carcharias plumbeus (Nardo, 1827) (Nardo, 1827) (Nardo, 1827)
Eulamia plumbea (Nardo, 1827)
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 plumbea (Nardo, 1827) (Nardo, 1827) (Nardo, 1827)
Squalus plumbeus Nardo, 1827 Nardo, 1827 Nardo, 1827
Published in: Nardo, G.D. 1827. Prodromus observationum et disquisitionum ichthyologiae Adriaticae. Isis von Oken, Jena Vol. 20 (6) pp. 473-488
Carcharhinus stevensi (Ogilby, 1911)
Published in: Ogilby, J.D. 1911. Descriptions of new or insufficiently described fishes from Queensland waters. Ann. Qld Mus. Vol. 10 pp. 36-58 figs 5-6
Carcharhinus stevensi (Ogilby, 1911)
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 stevensi (Ogilby, 1911) (Ogilby, 1911) (Ogilby, 1911)
Eulamia stevensi (Ogilby, 1911)
Published in: Stead, D.G. 1963. Sharks and Rays of Australian Seas Sydney : Angus & Robertson pp. 211 pp. 63 figs
Eulamia stevensi (Ogilby, 1911) (Ogilby, 1911) (Ogilby, 1911)
Galeolamna stevensi (Ogilby, 1911)
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 stevensi (Ogilby, 1911) (Ogilby, 1911) (Ogilby, 1911)
Carcharhinus dorsalis (Whitley, 1944)
Published in: Munro, I.S.R. 1961. Handbook of Australian fishes. Nos 1–42. Aust. Fish. Newsl. Vol. 15–17, 19, 20 pp. 1-172
Carcharhinus dorsalis (Whitley, 1944) (Whitley, 1944) (Whitley, 1944)
Eulamia dorsalis (Whitley, 1944)
Published in: Stead, D.G. 1963. Sharks and Rays of Australian Seas Sydney : Angus & Robertson pp. 211 pp. 63 figs
Eulamia dorsalis (Whitley, 1944) (Whitley, 1944) (Whitley, 1944)
Galeolamna dorsalis 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

Common Names

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Sandbar Shark
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Northern Whaler Shark
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Sand Shark
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Thickskin Shark
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Brown Shark
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Queriman Shark
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Working classification

Carcharhinus plumbeus  Recorded in Australia

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