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obesus, Carcharias Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1837:64, Pl. 18 (fig. 2) [Neue Wirbelthiere zu der Fauna von Abyssinien gehörig. Fische des Rothen Meeres; ref. 3844] Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Red Sea. Holotype (unique): SMF 3149. Type catalog and lectotype designation: Klausewitz 1960:291 [ref. 21330]. SMF 3149 was erroneously designated as lectotype by Klausewitz (1960:291); Rüppell only mentioned a unique holotype of 3.5 feet (91.5 cm) TL. •Valid as Triaenodon obesus (Rüppell 1837) -- (Dor 1984:10 [ref. 29757], Compagno 1984:536 [ref. 6846], Nakaya in Masuda et al. 1984:6 [ref. 6441], Bass et al. 1986:86 [ref. 5638], Allen & Swainston 1988:24 [ref. 25477], Gubanov & Timoxin 1989:222 [ref. 36138], Paxton et al. 1989:84 [ref. 12442], Randall et al. 1990:22 [ref. 15987], Allen & Robertson 1994:24 [ref. 22193], Last & Stevens 1994:268 [ref. 23873], Goren & Dor 1994:3 [ref. 25356], Compagno et al. in Fischer et al. 1995:687 [ref. 22829], Randall 1995:36 [ref. 22896], Allen 1997:44 [ref. 23977], Grove & Lavenberg 1997:89 [ref. 24023], Kuiter 1997:14 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:22 [ref. 25919], Compagno & Niem 1998:1358 [ref. 23787], Myers 1999:36 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:24 [ref. 24106], Compagno 1999:484 [ref. 25589], Randall 1999:5 [ref. 25829], Allen 2000:83 [ref. 37268], Nakabo 2000:135 [ref. 25086], Compagno in Randall & Lim 2000:580 [ref. 25122], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:96 [ref. 25191], Randall & Earle 2000:5 [ref. 25806], Hutchins 2001:14 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:135 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:21 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S92 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:609 [ref. 27495], Lobel & Lobel 2004:67 [ref. 27576], Randall et al. 2004:5 [ref. 27624], Espinosa Pérez et al. 2004:67 [ref. 27705], Bonfil & Abdallah 2004:35 [ref. 27735], Nelson et al. 2004:53 [ref. 27807], Heemstra et al. 2004:3316 [ref. 27945], Randall 2005:15 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:93 [ref. 28379], Hoese et al. 2006:107 [ref. 29001], Randall 2007:36 [ref. 30952], Fricke et al. 2009:10 [ref. 30213], McCosker & Rosenblatt 2010:187 [ref. 30957], Motomura et al. 2010:69 [ref. 31256], Last el al. 2010:132 [ref. 32461], Fricke et al. 2011:346 [ref. 31242], Castro 2011:501 [ref. 31457], Allen & Erdmann 2012:59 [ref. 31980], Yamashita et al. 2012:125 [ref. 32408], Fricke et al. 2013:250 [ref. 32706], Page et al. 2013:52 [ref. 32708], Larson et al. 2013:12 [ref. 32988], Ebert et al. 2013:338 [ref. 33045], Fricke et al. 2014:14 [ref. 33932], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:4 [ref. 33988], Duffy & Ahyong 2015:107 [ref. 36167], Psomadakis et al. 2015:87 [ref. 34104], Del Moral-Flores et al. 2016:97 [ref. 34398], Weigmann 2016:27 [ref. 34211], Fourriére et al. 2016:440 [ref. 34668], Del Moral-Flores et al. 2016:605 [ref. 34923], Koeda et al. 2016:4 [ref. 35333], Koeda et al. 2016:2 [ref. 35354], White et al. 2017:180 [ref. 35860], Ehemann et al. 2018:22 [ref. 36194], Fricke et al. 2018:17 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:12 [ref. 36273], Kumar et al. 2018:297 [ref. 36178], White & Ko'ou 2018:41 [ref. 35922], Eagderi et al. 2019:7 [ref. 37020], Fernando et al. 2019:223 [ref. 36642], Fricke et al. 2019:41 [ref. 36673], Zajonz et al. 2019:59 [ref. 36871], Psomadakis et al. 2020:181 [ref. 37272]). Current status: Valid as Triaenodon obesus (Rüppell 1837). Carcharhinidae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-Pacific: East Africa, South Africa, Seychelles, Madagascar, Mascarenes and Persian Gulf east to Hawaiian Islands, Panama and Revillagigedo Archipelago, north to Ryukyu Islands and Ogasawara Islands, south to New South Wales (Australia), Kermadec and Austral islands. Habitat: marine.