Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Elasmobranchii > Order: Carcharhiniformes > Family: Carcharhinidae > Genus: Rhizoprionodon > Species: Rhizoprionodon acutus

Grey dog shark - Rhizoprionodon acutus (Rüppell, 1837)

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Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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Least Concern


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Not evaluated

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

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Cazón lechero Spanish Fishbase
Cazón lechoso Spanish Fishbase
Cazón picudo Spanish Fishbase
Grey dog shark English Fishbase
Requin à museau pointu French Fishbase
Requin à nez pointu French Fishbase
Sharp-nosed milk shark English Fishbase
Walbeehm's sharp-nosed shark English Fishbase
Synonym Author
Carcharias acutus Rüppell, 1837
Scoliodon vagatus Garman, 1913
Carcharias eumeces Pietschmann, 1913
Scoliodon walbeehmi (Bleeker, 1856)
Scoliodon palasorra (Bleeker, 1853)
Scolliodon walbechmii (Bleeker, 1856)
Scoliodon longmani Ogilby, 1912
Carcharias crenidens Klunzinger, 1880
Carcharias walbeehmi Bleeker, 1856
Carcharias aaronis Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1899
Scoliodon acutus (Rüppell, 1837)
Rhizoprionodon oligolinx (non Springer, 1964)
Rhizoprionodon taylori (non Ogilby, 1915)
Loxodon macrorhinus (non Müller & Henle, 1839)
Scoliodon laticaudus (non Müller & Henle, 1838)
Carcharhinus macloti (non Müller & Henle, 1839)
Carcharhinus acutus (Rüppell, 1837)
Cynocephalus acutus (Rüppell, 1837)
Carcharias walbeehmii (Bleeker, 1856)
Hypoprion acutus (Rüppell, 1837)
Scoliodon palasorrah (Bleeker, 1853)
Scoliodon walbeemii (Bleeker, 1856)
Carcharias walbenii Bleeker, 1856
Scoliodon terra novae (non Richardson, 1836)

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External data

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