Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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CAAB: 37018026

Species Carcharhinus amboinensis (Müller & Henle, 1839)

Pigeye Shark, Estuary Shark, Java Shark


Generic Combinations


Miscellaneous Literature Names




Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Carnarvon, WA to Moreton Bay, QLD; tropical, east-Atlantic-Indo-west Pacific (frequently confused with Carcharhinus leucas).

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Continental shelf, estuary, inshore, marine, pelagic.

Extra Ecological Information

Surface to 100 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
13-Mar-2012 MODIFIED