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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
Superordo: Selachimorpha
Ordo: Carcharhiniformes

Familia: Carcharhinidae
Genus: Lamiopsis
Species: Lamiopsis temminckii

Carcharias temminckii by muller and henle

Lamiopsis temminckii

Vernacular names
English: Broadfin shark

Lamiopsis is a genus of shark in the family Carcharhinidae found in Indian and Pacific Ocean. This genus was previously considered to be monotypic. However, a recent taxonomic study revealed that the western central Pacific populations were a separate species.[1]

There are currently 2 recognized species in this genus:

Lamiopsis temminckii (J. P. Müller & Henle, 1839) (Broadfin shark) [1]
Lamiopsis tephrodes (Fowler, 1905) (Borneo broadfin shark) [2]


Akhilesh, K.V., White, W.T., Bineesh, K.K., Purushottama, G.B., Singh, V.V. & Zacharia, P.U. (2016): Redescription of the rare and endangered Broadfin Shark Lamiopsis temminckii (Müller & Henle, 1839) (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae) from the northeastern Arabian Sea. Zootaxa, 4175 (2): 155-166.
White, W.T., Last, P.R., Naylor, G.J.P. & Harris, M. (2010). "Resurrection and redescription of the Borneo Broadfin Shark Lamiopsis tephrodes (Fowler, 1905) (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae). In: Last, P.R., White, W.T. & Pogonoski, J.J (Eds.), Descriptions of New Sharks and Rays from Borneo" (PDF). CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research. Paper 032: 45–59.

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