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Scoliodon walbeehmi = Milk shark (Rhizoprionodon acutus)
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Scoliodon walbeehmi = Milk shark (Rhizoprionodon acutus)

Scoliodon walbeehmi (=Rhizoprionodon acutus)
Date 1909
Source A catalogue of the fishes of the island of Formosa, or Taiwan, based on the collections of Dr. Hans Sauter. Memoirs of the Carnegie Museum v. 4 (no. 4): 159-204, Pls. 63-74
Author D. S. Jordan and R. E. Richardson

The milk shark (Rhizoprionodon acutus) is a species of requiem shark, and part of the family Carcharhinidae, whose common name comes from an Indian belief that consumption of its meat promotes lactation. The largest and most widely distributed member of its genus, the milk shark typically measures 1.1 m long, and can be found in coastal tropical waters throughout the eastern Atlantic and the Indo-Pacific regions. Among the most abundant sharks within its range, the milk shark feeds primarily on small bony fishes, but also takes cephalopods and crustaceans.

Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Carcharhinidae
Genus: Rhizoprionodon
Species: Rhizoprionodon acutus (Rüppell, 1837)
    Carcharias aaronis Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1899
    Carcharias acutus Rüppell, 1837
    Carcharias crenidens Klunzinger, 1880
    Carcharias eumeces Pietschmann, 1913
    Carcharias walbeehmi Bleeker, 1856
    Scoliodon longmani Ogilby, 1912
    Scoliodon vagatus Garman, 1913

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