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CAAB Taxon Code: 37 018003
Scientific Name and Authority: Carcharhinus obscurus (Lesueur, 1818)

CAAB category: 37 - Pisces - Fishes
Family: 37 018 (part) Carcharhinidae (Whaler Sharks)    show full list

Standard Name: Dusky Whaler
Suggested Indexable Form: Whaler, Dusky
Common Names List:
Standard (Commercial) Name(s): Bronze Whaler Shark; Blacktip Shark
Organism Type: a whaler shark

Other names used in Australia:

Taxon Notes:
Scientific Name Notes:
Common/Standard Name Notes: "bronze whaler shark" is the marketing name for this species

Parent Codes (if any):
   37 018904 .. Carcharhinus spp.

Child Codes (if any):

Previous Codes (if any):
  018003, 37 018028, 018028

ITIS (USA) identifier for this taxon: 160268

Present stored country/region list: Australia, New Zealand

Taxon status (on CAAB list):
   Taxon on current Australian list: Yes
   Taxon on commercial species list: No
   Taxon on Standard Fish Names List: No

On-line resources for this taxon:

      Australian Faunal Directory   

This CAAB category maintained by John Pogonoski, email

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