Carcharhinus altimus (Springer 1950),

Andréfouët, Serge, Chen, Wei-Jen, Kinch, Jeff, Mana, Ralph, Russell, Barry C., Tully, Dean & White, William T., 2019, Checklist of the marine and estuarine fishes of New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean, with 810 new records, Zootaxa 4588 (1), pp. 1-360: 40

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Carcharhinus altimus (Springer 1950)


Carcharhinus altimus (Springer 1950)  — Bignose shark

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from New Ireland by White et al. (2018: 219), based on a specimen caught by longline in 432 m off Kavieng in October 2015 (W. White).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Circumglobal but patchy in tropical and warm temperate seas. Usually near the bottom, 80–430 m depth. Marine.