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Redescription of the rare and endangered Broadfin Shark Lamiopsis temminckii (Müller & Henle, 1839) (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae) from the northeastern Arabian Sea

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Akhilesh, KV and White, WT and Bineesh, KK and Purushottama, GB and Singh, VV and Zacharia, PU, Redescription of the rare and endangered Broadfin Shark Lamiopsis temminckii (Muller & Henle, 1839) (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae) from the northeastern Arabian Sea, Zootaxa, 4175, (2) pp. 155-166. ISSN 1175-5326 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2016 Magnolia Press

DOI: doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4175.2.3

Abstract

The genus Lamiopsis (Carcharhinidae) was previously considered to be monotypic, containing only the Broadfin Shark Lamiopsis temminckii (Müller & Henle, 1839) widely distributed in the Indo–West Pacific. However, a recent taxonomic study revealed that the Western Central Pacific populations were a separate species and that L. temminckii was restricted to the northern Indian Ocean. In this study, the paucity of data available for the true L. temminckii was highlighted. Recently collected specimens of L. temminckii has allowed for a detailed redescription of this species from the northern Arabian Sea to complement the previous taxonomic work on this genus.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Carcharhinidae, Lamiopsis temminckii, shark, taxonomy, northern Indian Ocean, India, endangered
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Evolutionary Biology
Research Field:Animal Systematics and Taxonomy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Author:White, WT (Dr William White)
ID Code:118711
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2017-07-18
Last Modified:2017-08-15
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