Grey reef shairk

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Grey reef shairk
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Scienteefic clessification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Chondrichthyes
Subcless: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Faimily: Carcharhinidae
Genus: Carcharhinus
Species: C. amblyrhynchos
Binomial name
Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos
(Bleeker, 1856)
Cypron-Range Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos.svg
Range o the grey reef shairk
Synonyms

Carcharias amblyrhynchos Bleeker, 1856
Carcharias menisorrah* Müller & Henle, 1839
Carcharias nesiotes Snyder, 1904
Carcharhinus wheeleri Garrick, 1982
Galeolamna coongoola Whitley, 1964
*ambiguous synonym

The grey reef shairk (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos, sometimes misspellt amblyrhynchus or amblyrhinchos)[2] is a species o requiem shairk, in the faimily Carcharhinidae. Ane o the maist common reef shairks in the Indo-Paceefic, it is foond as far east as Easter Island an as far wast as Sooth Africae. This species is maist aften seen in shallae watter near the drop-affs o coral reefs. The grey reef shairk haes the teepical "reef shark" shape, wi a broad, roond snoot an lairge een. This species can be distinguisht frae similar species bi the plain or white-tippit first dorsal fin, the dairk tips on the ither fins, the broad, black rear margin on the tail fin, an the lack o ridge atween the dorsal fins. Maist indwallers are less than 1.9 m (6.2 ft) lang.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Smale, M.J. (2005). "Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos". IUCN Reid Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2007. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur. Retrieved January 19, 2010. 
  2. Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2009). "Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos" in FishBase. April 2009 version.

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