Animal Species:Oceanic Whitetip Shark, Carcharhinus longimanus (Poey, 1861)
The Oceanic Whitetip Shark is one of the four most dangerous shark species. It occurs in tropical and temperate waters from inshore areas to oceanic waters.
Oceanic White-tipped Whaler, White-tipped Whaler, Whitetip Whaler
It grows to a confirmed length of 3 m.
The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information. Source: Atlas of Living Australia.
Distribution by collection data
- Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.
- Last, P.R. & J.D. Stevens. 2009. Sharks and Rays of Australia. Edition 2. CSIRO. Pp. 644, Pl. 1-91.
Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology