Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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CAAB: 37018012

Species Carcharhinus altimus (Springer, 1950)

Bignose Shark


Generic Combinations




New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Cape Leeuwin to North West Shelf and northern NSW and QLD; distribution records sparse, particularly from continental slope; tropical, circumglobal.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Northwest Transition (3), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Southwest Shelf Province (31), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Ecological Descriptors

Continental shelf, continental slope, inshore, pelagic.

Extra Ecological Information

80–430 m.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
16-Aug-2012 16-Aug-2012 MODIFIED
16-Apr-2012 16-Apr-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)