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Carcharhinus tilstoni

(Whitley, 1950)

Guido Leurs From Oceaware: First ever living hybrid of the two Manta species (Manta alfredi and Manta birostris) was found in the Red Sea. A hybrid is the offspring of two distinctive species and is not new for elasmobranchs (Cartilaginous fishes: sharks, rays and chimaeras). In 2012 a hybrid shark (Carcharhinus tilstoni x Carcharhinus limbatus) appeared to be thriving in waters off Australia. Paper of this new finding can be downloaded from Springerlink.

Stuart Pearce Thanks Guido, interesting, will download the article and have a good read :)

Guido Leurs You're welcome! :)

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 27 Oct 2013
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Chordata (Phylum)
    Vertebrata (Subphylum)
      Gnathostomata (Superclass)
        Pisces (Superclass)
          Elasmobranchii (Class)
            Neoselachii (Subclass)
              Selachii (Infraclass)
                Galeomorphi (Superorder)
                  Carcharhiniformes (Order)
                    Carcharhinidae (Family)
                      Carcharhinus (Genus)
                        Carcharhinus tilstoni (Species)
Associated Species