Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Vertebrata > Superclass Gnathostomata > Superclass Pisces > Class Elasmobranchii > Subclass Neoselachii > Infraclass Selachii > Superorder Galeomorphi > Order Carcharhiniformes > Family Carcharhinidae > Genus Carcharhinus

Carcharhinus altimus (Springer, 1950)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

Carcharhinusde Blainville, 1816accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 English: bignose shark sources: North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
 English-United States: bignose shark sources: english PESI focal point
 German: Großnasenhai sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Greek: Μεγαλόρυγχος καρχαρίνος sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Israel (Hebrew): כריש גדול-שן sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Spanish, Castillian: picoto; tiburón baboso; tiburón narizón sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points;Nelson, J.S.; Crossman, E.J.; Espinosa-Pérez, H.; Findley, L.T.; Gilbert, C.R.; Lea, R.N.; Williams, J.D. (2004). Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States, Canada and Mexico Special Publication. American Fisheries Society, 29 American Fisheries Society: Bethesda. ISBN 1-888569-61-1. 386 + CD-Rom pp.
 Turkish: iriburun camgöz; İriburun camgöz


basis of record

van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374

additional source

Streftaris, N.; Zenetos, A.; Papathanassiou, E. (2005). Globalisation in marine ecosystems: the story of non-indigenous marine species across European seas. Oceanogr. Mar. Biol. Ann. Rev. 43: 419-453

additional source

FishBase, version december 2007

additional source

FishBase, version may 2009

additional source

McEachran, J. D. 2009. Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.

additional source

FishBase, version october 2012

additional source


additional source

Florida Museum of Natural History. 2003. Ichthyology Collection Database.





External Links

GenBank (20 nucleotides; 19 proteins)
Barcode of Life (35 barcodes)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (6 publications)


Bailly, N. (2014). Carcharhinus altimus (Springer, 1950). In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:105787




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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