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Carcharias obesus R��ppell, 1837
Synonym for Triaenodon obesus (Rüppell, 1837)

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  Current accepted name  
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Synonym
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senior synonym, original combination
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  Etymology of generic noun  
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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
Latin for fat or stout, referring to its blunt head, said to give the shark a plump appearance. (See ETYFish)
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References using the name as accepted
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Scharpf, C. The ETYFish Project, Fish Name Etymology Database. https://www.etyfish.org
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