copper shark, bronze whaler, narrowtooth shark (Carcharhinus brachyurus)
Bronze whaler (Carcharhinus brachyurus) at Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World in Auckland, New Zealand.
Date 28 February 2002, 04:01
Source Shark in Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World in Auckland http://www.flickr.com/photos/39641067@N00/189637050/
Author Robert Nyman http://www.flickr.com/people/39641067@N00
The copper shark, bronze whaler, or narrowtooth shark (Carcharhinus brachyurus) is a species of requiem shark, family Carcharhinidae, and the only member of its genus found mostly at temperate latitudes. It is distributed in a number of separate populations in the northeastern and southwestern Atlantic, off southern Africa, in the northwestern and eastern Pacific, and around Australia and New Zealand, with scattered reports from equatorial regions. Order: Carcharhiniformes, Family: Carcharhinidae, Genus: Carcharhinus, Species: Carcharhinus brachyurus (Günther, 1870).
Carcharhinus acarenatus Moreno & Hoyos, 1983
Carcharhinus improvisus Smith, 1952
Carcharhinus remotoides Deng, Xiong & Zhan, 1981
Carcharhinus rochensis Abella, 1972
Carcharias brachyurus Günther, 1870
Carcharias lamiella Jordan & Gilbert, 1882
Carcharias remotus Duméril, 1865
Eulamia ahenea Stead, 1938
Galeolamna greyi Owen, 1853