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Status in World Register of Marine Species

Accepted name: Rhizoprionodon acutus (Rüppell, 1837)

Scientific synonyms and common names

Rhizoprionodon acutus (Ruppell, 1835)


Rhizoprionodon acutus (Rüppell, 1835)
Carcharias acutus Rüppell, 1835, Fische Rothen Meeres: 65, pl. 18 (fig. 4) (Djetta). Lectotype: SMF no. 2783.
Carcharias eumeces Pietschmann, 1913, Jb. nassau. Ver. Naturk., 66: 172, pl. I (Bibundi, Cameroons). Holotype: Stadt. Mus. Wiesbaden no. 931.
Scoliodon terrae-novae: Fowler, 1936, 1: 45.
Scoliodon acutus: Fowler, 1936, 1: 46.
Rhizoprionodon (Rhizoprionodon) acutus: V. Springer, 1964, 594, fig. 5-6.

Common names:

Milk shark [En]
Requin a museau pointu [Fr]
Cazon picudo [Es]

Milk shark (Rhizoprionodon acutus)