Broadfin shark

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Broadfin shark
Carcharias temminckii by muller and henle.png
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Carcharhinidae
Genus: Lamiopsis
Species: L. temminckii
Binomial name
Lamiopsis temminckii
Lamiopsis temmincki distmap.png
Range of the broadfin shark
Synonyms

Carcharhinus microphthalmus
Carcharhinus temmincki
Carcharias temminckii
Carcharinus temminckii
Carcharias (Prionodon) temminckii
Carcharinus temminckii
Eulamia temmincki
Eulamia temminckii
Lamiopsis temmincki
Squalus (Carcharinus) temminckii

The broadfin shark (Lamiopsis temminckii) is a species of requiem shark, in the family Carcharhinidae. It is found in the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific oceans, between latitudes 24° N and 4° S, from the surface to a depth of 50 m. It can reach a length of about 1.7 m. It is viviparous, and is not known to be dangerous to people.

References

  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Lamiopsis temminckii" in FishBase. May 2006 version.


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