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Carcharhinus wheeleri Garrick, 1982
Provisionally accepted name for Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos (Bleeker, 1856)

  Original name  
  Check ECoF  
  Current accepted name  
Yes
  Status  
Provisionally accepted name
  Status details  
questionable, original combination
  Status ref.  
  Comment  
Status supported by Randall and Compagno (1998 and 1999 respectively, pers. comm.). Uncertainly valid in ECoF (v. 09/11/2021).
  Etymology of generic noun  
  from ETYFish
karcharos (Gr.), sharp or jagged; rhinus, an ancient name for sharks, from rhine (Gr.), rasp, both words alluding to a shark's jagged, rasp-like skin. (See ETYFish)
  Etymology of specific epithet  
  from ETYFish
In honor of British zoologist John Francis George Wheeler (1900-1979), former Director of the East African Marine Fisheries Research Organization, whose 1953 account of this shark, as C. amblyrhynchos, is the first definitive record of this species [treated as a junior synonym of C. amblyrhynchos by some workers]. (See ETYFish)
  Link to references  
References using the name as accepted
  Link to other databases  

Note: ETYFish and FishBase started a collaboration to complete the etymology for all valid names of fishes. For the current update, the following groups were completed: hagfishes (Myxini), lampreys (Petromyzonti), chimaeras (Holocephali), and sharks (Squalomorphi). It is a work in progress, so the two websites may not be synchronized.

Scharpf, C. The ETYFish Project, Fish Name Etymology Database. https://www.etyfish.org
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