Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Elasmobranchii > Order: Carcharhiniformes > Family: Carcharhinidae > Genus: Carcharhinus > Species: Carcharhinus brevipinna

Spinner shark - Carcharhinus brevipinna (Müller & Henle, 1839)

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Threat status Europe Data Deficient (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Requin tisserand French Fishbase
Spinner shark English Fishbase
Squalo tessitore Italian Fishbase
Tiburón aleta negra Spanish Fishbase
Tiburón de aleta negra Spanish Fishbase
Tubarão-tecelão Portuguese Fishbase
Synonym Author
Carcharias brevipinna Müller & Henle, 1839
Isogomphodon maculipinnis Poey, 1865
Uranga nasuta Whitley, 1943
Longmania calamaria Whitley, 1944
Carcharhinus johnsoni Smith, 1951
Aprionodon caparti Poll, 1951
Squalus brevipinna (Müller & Henle, 1839)
Prionidon brevipinna (Müller & Henle, 1839)
Aprionodon brevipinna (Müller & Henle, 1839)
Carcharhinus maculipinnis (Poey, 1865)
Carcharhinus limbatus (non Valenciennes, 1839)
Aprion brevipinna (Müller & Henle, 1839)
Galeolamna fowleri (non Whitley, 1944)
Carcharinus johnsoni Smith, 1951
Carcharinus brevipinna (Müller & Henle, 1839)
Carcharhinus brevipina (Müller & Henle, 1839)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
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FishBase FishBase
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ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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