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Genetic data show that Carcharhinus tilstoni is not confined to the tropics, highlighting the importance of a multifaceted approach to species identification

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This study shows a range extension for the Australian blacktip shark Carcharhinus tilstoni, which was believed to be restricted to Australia's tropical waters, of >1000 km into temperate waters, revealing its vulnerability to a wider commercial fishery.

Keywords: Carcharhinus limbatus; blacktip shark; mtDNA; shark fishery; species distribution

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Cronulla Fisheries Research Centre of Excellence, P.O. Box 21, Cronulla, NSW 2230, Australia 2: Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia

Publication date: 2010-10-01

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