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Genetic data show that Carcharhinus tilstoni is not confined to the tropics, highlighting the importance of a multifaceted approach to species identification



This article is corrected by:

  1. Errata: Erratum Volume 80, Issue 3, 737, Article first published online: 1 March 2012

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This study shows a range extension for the Australian blacktip shark Carcharhinus tilstoni, which was believed to be restricted to Australia's tropical waters, of >1000 km into temperate waters, revealing its vulnerability to a wider commercial fishery.