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Carcharhinus hemiodon (Müller & Henle, 1839)

Pondicherry shark

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last recorded in 1979. Rediscovered in 2007.

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)

 

Distribution

Indo-West Pacific Ocean

 

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Müller, J. and Henle, F. G. J. (1839). Systematische Beschreibung der Plagiostomen (Veit, Berlin), pp. 29-102.

 

Other references:

Compagno, L.J.V. 1984. FAO species catalogue. Vol. 4. Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. FAO Fisheries Synopsis No. 125, Volume 4, Part 1.

Compagno, L.J.V. In prep. b. Sharks of the World. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the shark species known to date. Volume 3. (Carcharhiniformes). FAO Species Catalogue for Fisheries Purposes No. 1, Vol.3. FAO, Rome.

Compagno, L.J.V., White, W. & Fowler, S. (SSG Australia & Oceania Regional Workshop, March 2003). 2003. Carcharhinus hemiodon. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T39369A10185838. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2003.RLTS.T39369A10185838.en. Downloaded on 16 December 2015.

Hilton-Taylor, C. 2000. 2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Munro, I.S.R. 1958. The fishes of the New Guinea region. A check-list of the fishes of New Guinea incorporating records of species collected by the Fisheries Survey Vessel "Fairwind" during the years 1948 to 1950. Territory of Papua and New Guinea Fisheries Bulletin No. 1. Department of Agriculture, Stock and Fisheries, Port Moresby.

THE CONSERVATION STATUS OF MARINE BIODIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDS OF OCEANIA https://portals.iucn.org/library/sites/library/files/documents/RL-2017-001.pdf

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/20212/carcharhinus-hemiodon

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/pondicherry-shark-spotted-near-kakinada/article24910627.ece

https://www.sundaytimes.lk/160214/news/extinct-shark-spotted-in-menik-ganga-182906.html

https://www.newsweek.com/shark-week-pondicherry-rediscovered-extinct-alive-forrest-galante-interview-1451861

 

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