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Carcharhinus acarenatus Moreno & Hoyos, 1983
Ambiguous synonym for Carcharhinus brachyurus (G√ľnther, 1870)

  Original name  
  Check ECoF  
  Current accepted name  
No
  Status  
Ambiguous synonym
  Status details  
questionable, original combination
  Status ref.  
  Comment  
Maybe valid, see ECoF (v. Jan. 2023).
  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
a- (Gr.), not; carenatus, alternate spelling of carinatus (L.), keeled or carinate, referring to absence of dermal fold (dorsal ridge) between the dorsal fins [treated as a junior synonym of C. brachyurus by some workers]. (See ETYFish)
  Link to references  
References using the name as accepted
  Link to other databases  

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