Carcharhinus borneensis (Bleeker, 1858)

Borneo shark



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Carcharias borneensis Bleeker, 1858


Conservation Status

Last recorded in January 1937 (White et al. 2010:19).

Rediscovered in 2010 or before.

IUCN RedList status: Endangered















Original description:

Bleeker, Pieter. (1858). Twaalfde bijdrage tot de kennis der vischfauna van Borneo. Visschen van Sinkawang. Acta Societatis Regiae Scientiarum Indo-Neêrlandicae 5(7): 1-10.


Other references:

Casto de Elera, F. (1895) Catálogo sistemático de toda la fauna de Filipinas conocida hasta el presente, y á la ves el de la colección zoológica del Museo de PP. Dominicos del colegio-universidad de Santo Tomás de Manila. Manila, Philippines. Vol. 1, Vertebrados, 701 pp.

Compagno, L.J.V. (1979) Carcharhinoid Sharks: Morphology, Systematics and Phylogeny. Unpubl. Ph.D. thesis, Stanford University, 932 pp.

Compagno, L.J.V. 1984. Sharks of the World. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species to date. Part II (Carcharhiniformes). FAO Fisheries Synopsis, FAO, Rome.

Compagno, L.J.V. 1988. Sharks of the Order Carcharhiniformes. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, USA.

Compagno, L.J.V. 2009. Carcharhinus borneensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T39367A10182233. Downloaded on 14 November 2016.

Compagno, L.J.V., Last, P.R., Stevens, J.D. & Alava, M.N.R. (2005) Checklist of Philippine Chondrichthyes. CSIRO Marine Laboratories Report 243, 103 pp.

Fowler, H.W. (1941) The fishes of the groups Elasmobranchii, Holocephali, Isospondyli, and Ostariophysi obtained by United States Bureau of Fisheries Steamer Albatross in 1907 to 1910, chiefly in the Philippine Islands and adjacent seas. Bulletin of the United States National Museum (100)13: 1–879.

Fowler, S.L., Cavanagh, R.D., Camhi, M., Burgess, G.H., Cailliet, G.M., Fordham, S.V., Simpfendorfer, C.A. and Musick, J.A. (comps and eds). 2005. Sharks, Rays and Chimaeras: The Status of the Chondrichthyan Fishes. Status Survey. pp. x + 461. IUCN/SSC Shark Specialist Group, IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Garrick, J.A.F. 1982. Sharks of the genus Carcharhinus. NOAA Technical Report NMFS.

Giltay, L. (1933). Résultats scientifiques du voyage aux Indes Orientales Néerlandaises de LL. AA. RR. le Prince et la Princesse Léopold de Belgique. Poissons. Mémoires du Musée royal d’histoire naturelle de Belgique 5(3): 1-129.

White, William T., Kyne, Peter M. and Harris, Mark. (2019). Lost before found: A new species of whaler shark Carcharhinus obsolerus from the Western Central Pacific known only from historic records. PLoS ONE 14(1): e0209387.

White, William T., Last, Peter R. and Lim, Annie P. K. (2010). Rediscovery of the rare and endangered Borneo Shark Carcharhinus borneensis (Bleeker, 1858) (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharchindae), pp. 17-28. In: Last, P. R., White, W. T. and Pogonoski, J. J. (eds.). Descriptions of New Sharks and Rays from Borneo. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper 032, 165 pp.

Yano, K., Ahmad, A., Gambang, A.C., Idris, A.H., Solahuddin, A.R. & Aznan, Z. (2005). Sharks and Rays of Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam. SEAFDEC, MFRDMD, 557 pp.


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