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

Brown Milbert's sand bar shark - Carcharhinus longimanus (Poey, 1861)

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Threat status Europe Endangered (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
Brown Milbert's sand bar shark English Fishbase
Brown shark English Fishbase
Cazón Spanish Fishbase
Oceanic whitetip shark English Fishbase
Rameur French Fishbase
Requin blanc French Fishbase
Requin océanique French Fishbase
Squalo alalunga Italian Fishbase
Tiburón oceánico Spanish Fishbase
Tiburón pardo Spanish Fishbase
Tubarão-de-pontas-brancas Portuguese Fishbase
Valkopilkkahai Finnish Fishbase
Weißspitzenhai German Fishbase
White-tip shark English Fishbase
Zarlacz bialopletwy Polish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Squalus longimanus Poey, 1861
Pterolamiops magnipinnis Smith, 1958
Pterolamiops budkeri Fourmanoir, 1961
Carcharhinus maou (Lesson, 1831)
Pterolamiops longimanus (Poey, 1861)
Squalus maou Lesson, 1831
Carcharias obtusus Garman, 1881
Carcharias insularum Snyder, 1904
Carcharinus longimanus (Poey, 1861)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
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NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Species+ Species+ by UNEP-WCMC
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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