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Lamiopsis temminckii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Carcharhinidae
Genus: Lamiopsis
T. N. Gill, 1862
Type species
Carcharias (Prionodon) temminckii
Müller & Henle, 1839

Lamiopsis is a genus of shark in the family Carcharhinidae found in Indian and Pacific Ocean. This genus was previously considered to be monotypic. However, a recent taxonomic study revealed that the western central Pacific populations were a separate species.[1]


There are currently 2 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ a b Akhilesh, K.V., White, W.T., Bineesh, K.K., Purushottama, G.B., Singh, V.V. & Zacharia, P.U. (2016): Redescription of the rare and endangered Broadfin Shark Lamiopsis temminckii (Müller & Henle, 1839) (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae) from the northeastern Arabian Sea. Zootaxa, 4175 (2): 155-166.
  2. ^ White, W.T., Last, P.R., Naylor, G.J.P. & Harris, M. (2010). "Resurrection and redescription of the Borneo Broadfin Shark Lamiopsis tephrodes (Fowler, 1905) (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae). In: Last, P.R., White, W.T. & Pogonoski, J.J (Eds.), Descriptions of New Sharks and Rays from Borneo" (PDF). CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research. Paper 032: 45–59.