Coates's shark

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Coates's shark
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Carcharhinidae
Genus: Carcharhinus
C. coatesi
Binomial name
Carcharhinus coatesi
Whitley, 1939

Coates's shark (Carcharhinus coatesi) is a species of requiem shark found off northern Australia (from Shark Bay in Western Australia to Fraser Island in Queensland) and possibly also off the coast of New Guinea.[1]


At birth, it ranges from a size of 380 millimetres (15 in) to 400 millimetres (16 in). As an adult, it can range 89 millimetres (3.5 in) to 813 millimetres (2.667 ft) in length, topping at 870 millimetres (2.85 ft) or 880 millimetres (2.89 ft).

It inhabits the surface to a depth of 123 metres (404 ft).


  1. ^ White, W.T. (2012): A redescription of Carcharhinus dussumieri and C. sealei, with resurrection of C. coatesi and C. tjutjot as valid species (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhinidae). Zootaxa, 3241: 1–34.