length: 3300 mm TL
date vessel station: Apr. 1906,
location: Sea at Djakarta, Indonesia
specimens: 1
remarks: Ref.: HOWE, J.C. & SPRINGER, V.G. (1993) Catalog of type specimens of recent fishes in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, 5: Sharks (Chondrichthyes: Selachii). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, (540): i-iii, 1-19: This lot consists of a single tooth, which was originally cataloged as USNM bone ledger no. 27235. In the ledger, it is stated that the tooth is "out of type, shark 10' long." There is no information on how USNM acquired the tooth or where the remainder of the holotype, if it exists, is deposited. Kampen (1907) is uninformative on this matter. Although Bigelow and Schroeder (1948) indicate that Galeocerdo fasciatus is a junior synonym of G. cuvier (Lesueur), recent authors (Compagno, 1984b, 1988) have overlooked Kampen's description.