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coatesi, Platypodon Whitley [G. P.] 1939:234, Fig. 7 [Australian Zoologist v. 9 (pt 3); ref. 4695] Hinchinbrook Passage, Queensland, Australia, ca. 18°20'S, 146°08'E. Holotype (unique): QM I.6226. •Synonym of Carcharhinus sealei (Pietschmann 1913) -- (Garrick 1982:41 [ref. 5454], Compagno 1984:497 [ref. 6846], Paxton et al. 1989:79 [ref. 12442], Voigt & Weber 2011:93 [ref. 31424]). •Synonym of Carcharhinus dussumieri (Müller & Henle 1839) -- (Last & Stevens 1994:240 [ref. 23873], Hoese et al. 2006:100 [ref. 29001]). •Valid as Carcharhinus coatesi (Whitley 1939) -- (White 2012:3 [ref. 31843], Larson et al. 2013:8 [ref. 32988], White & Weigmann 2014:85 [ref. 33352], Weigmann 2016:19 [ref. 34211], White et al. 2017:140 [ref. 35860], White & Ko'ou 2018:33 [ref. 35922], Fricke et al. 2019:40 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Carcharhinus coatesi (Whitley 1939). Carcharhinidae. Distribution: Southeastern Indian Ocean, southwestern Pacific: northern Australia (Shark Bay, Western Australia to Fraser Island, Queensland); off New Guinea. Habitat: marine.