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CAAB: 37018024

Species Rhizoprionodon taylori (Ogilby, 1915)

Australian Sharpnose Shark, Taylors Shark

  • Type data:
     Holotype QM I.738 (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. 280 pp. 303 figs. [111, fig. 112] illustrated a specimen (QM I.4539), incorrectly believing it to be the holotype; the true holotype was not located by Springer, V.G. 1964. A revision of the carcharhinid genera Scoliodon, Loxodon and Rhizoprionodon. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 115(3493): 559–632 figs 1–14 pls 1–2), Townsville, QLD.


Miscellaneous Literature Names




Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Carnarvon, WA to Moreton Bay, QLD; tropical, New Guinea.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Transition (1), 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, inshore, marine, pelagic.

Extra Ecological Information

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
29-Jul-2011 MODIFIED