Galapagos Species Checklist

Carcharhinus albimarginatus (Rüppell, 1837)

tiburón de puntas blancas, tiburon de punta plateada., Silvertip shark

Dark silver- gray on back fading white underside. Snout somewhat rounded. Size: To about 3 m

Habitat: Open water around islands

Taxonomy

Domain
Eukaryota

Kingdom
Animalia

Phylum
Chordata

Class
Elasmobranchii

Order
Carcharhiniformes

Family
Carcharhinidae

Genus
Carcharhinus

Species
albimarginatus

Taxon category: Accepted

Syn.: Carcharhinus platyrhynchus (Gilbert, 1892), Carcharias albimarginatus Rüppell, 1837, Eulamia albimarginata (Rüppell, 1837), Eulamia platyrhynchus Gilbert, 1892, fide Appeltans et al. (2010)

Taxon origin: Vagrant

Status

Near threatened

Distribution

Distribution: Widespread in tropical, in the eastern Pacific most common around islands arising from submarine banks in southern California to Colombia, and Clipperton, Cocos, Las Tres Marias, Revillagigedos. Tropical Indo-Pacific. Southern Baja to Ecuado in Galápagos in Islands.

References

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  • Humann, P. Deloach, N. (2003) Reef Fish Identification - Galapagos. New World Publication, Inc. Florida USA & Libri Mundi, Quito, Ecuador, 226 pp.
  • Appeltans, W. Bouchet, P., Boxshall, G.A., Fauchald, K., Gordon, D.P., Hoeksema, B.W., Poore, G.C.B., van Soest, R.W.M., Stöhr, S., Walter, T.C., Costello, M.J. (eds.) (2010) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). Available online at http://www.marinespecies.org.
  • IUCN (2010) IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 April 2010.
  • Pillans, R. Medina, E. & Dulvy, N.K. (2007) Carcharhinus albimarginatus www.iucnredlist.org
  • Froese, R. Pauly, D. (eds.) (2010) FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org
  • McCosker, J.E. Rosenblatt, R.H. (2010) The fishes of the Galápagos Archipelago: an update. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sc., Ser. 4, vol. 61, Suppl. II, no. 11: 167-195.
  • Constant, P. (2007) Marine Life of the Galapagos. The Diver's guide to Fishes, Whales, Dolphins and marine Invertebrates, 307 pp.
  • Hickin, N. (1979) Animal life of the Galapagos. Ferundune Books, Faringdon, U.K., 236 pp.

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