Mandarin Shark   SHARK
Scientific Name:
Cirrhigaleus barbifer
Status/Date Listed as Endangered:
NT-IUCN: 2003
Area(s) Where Listed As Endangered:
Australia, China, Fiji, Indonesia (Bali), Japan, New Zealand, Taiwan, Vanuatu

Facts Summary:
The Mandarin Shark (Cirrhigaleus barbifer) is a species of concern belonging in the species group "fishes" and found in the following area(s): Australia, China, Fiji, Indonesia (Bali), Japan, New Zealand, Taiwan, Vanuatu.

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