Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Elasmobranchii > Order: Carcharhiniformes > Family: Carcharhinidae > Genus: Galeocerdo > Species: Galeocerdo cuvier

Leopard shark - Galeocerdo cuvier (Péron & Lesueur, 1822)

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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

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IUCN Red List Category
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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
Alecrín Spanish Fishbase
Carcharias Greek Fishbase
Leopard shark English Fishbase
Mangeur d'hommes French Fishbase
Requin tigre commun French Fishbase
Requin-demoiselle French Fishbase
Requin-tigre French Fishbase
Spotted shark English Fishbase
Squalo tigre Italian Fishbase
Tiburón tigre Spanish Fishbase
Tiger shark English Fishbase
Tigerhai German Fishbase
Tigerhai Norwegian Fishbase
Tigerhaj Danish Fishbase
Tigerhaj Swedish Fishbase
Tígrisháfur Icelandic Fishbase
Tiikerihai Finnish Fishbase
Tijgerhaai Dutch Fishbase
Tintorera Spanish Fishbase
Tubarao-tigre Portuguese Fishbase
Zarlacz tygrysi Polish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Squalus cuvier Péron & Lesueur, 1822
Galeocerdo rayneri McDonald & Barron, 1868
Galeocerdo obtusus Klunzinger, 1871
Carcharias hemprichii Klunzinger, 1871
Galeocerdo arcticus (Faber, 1829)
Squalus arcticus Faber, 1829
Galeocerdo cuvieri (Péron & Lesueur, 1822)
Galeocerdo tigrinus Müller & Henle, 1839
Galeocerda cuvier (Péron & Lesueur, 1822)
Galeus cepedianus Agassiz, 1838
Galeus maculatus Ranzani, 1840
Carcharias fasciatus Bleeker, 1852
Galeocerdo fasciatus van Kampen, 1907

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
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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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