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Australian sharpnose shark

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Australian sharpnose shark

Australian sharpnose shark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Carcharhinidae
Genus: Rhizoprionodon
Species: R. taylori
Binomial name
Rhizoprionodon taylori
(J. D. Ogilby, 1915)

The Australian sharpnose shark, Rhizoprionodon taylori, is a requiem shark, belonging to the family Carcharhinidae. It is found in the tropical waters of the western Pacific Ocean off Papua New Guinea and northern Australia, between latitudes 8° N and 28° S, from the surface to a depth of 110 m. It can grow up to a length of about 70 cm.


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Rhizoprionodon taylori in FishBase. May 2006 version.
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, Red List of Threatened Species, 2003
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