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Carcharias falciformis M��ller
Synonym for Carcharhinus falciformis (Bibron, 1839)

  Original name  
  Check ECoF  
  Current accepted name  
No
  Status  
Synonym
  Status details  
senior synonym, original combination
  Status ref.  
  Comment  
in Müller & Henle. Subgenus: Prionodon. Author from ECoF.
  Etymology of generic noun  
  from ETYFish
From the Ancient Greek karkharías, shark, derived from kárkharos, sharp or jagged, referring to a shark’s teeth. (See ETYFish)
  Etymology of specific epithet  
  from ETYFish
falx (L.), scythe or sickle; forma (L.), shape or form, referring to sickle-like shape of pectoral fins [authorship often attributed to Müller & Henle, who published Bibron’s description]. (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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