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Taxonavigation: Carcharhiniformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Classis: Chondrichthyes
Subclassis: Elasmobranchii
Infraclassis: Euselachii
Division/Cohort: Neoselachii
Subdivision/Subcohort: Selachimorpha
Superordo: Galeomorphii
Ordo: Carcharhiniformes

Familia: Carcharhinidae
Genus: Negaprion
Species: N. acutidens – N. brevirostris



Negaprion Whitley, 1940

Etymology: From negatus (= deny); prion (= saw), referring to lack of saw-like serrations on teeth cusps. (From The ETYFish project)




  • Whitley, G. P., 1940: The fishes of Australia. Part I. The sharks, rays, devil-fish, and other primitive fishes of Australia and New Zealand. Royal Society of New South Wales, Zoological Handbook: 1-280. Reference page