Australia: 

(1) Queensland 

(2) Great Barrier Reef

List of Queensland sharks and rays
 
Citation for the checklist:
Heaven, D., and Chin, A., 2020. List of the Chondrichthyan fishes (sharks, rays and chimaeras) of Queensland ,Shark Search Indo-Pacific, www.sharksearch.indo-pacific.org, viewed on [insert date viewed]

187 species of sharks, rays, skates and chimaeras

Current number of shark species: 105

Current number of ray species: 64

Current number of skate species: 14

Current number of chimaera species: 4

The checklist of Chondrichthyan fishes of Queensland provides an up-to-date account of the diversity of sharks, rays and chimaeras recorded to occur in the state. This checklist has been compiled from the authoritative and updated references sources (1) Last and Stevens 2009, 'Sharks ands Rays of Australia'; Last et al 2016 'Rays of the world'.

Download the Queensland Checklist [MS Excel file]
List of Great Barrier Reef sharks and rays
 
Citation for the checklist:
Chin, A, Kyne, PM, White, WT, and Hillcoat, S, 2016. List of the Chondrichthyan fishes (sharks, rays and chimaeras) of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, Shark Search Indo-Pacific, www.sharksearch.indo-pacific.org, viewed on [insert date viewed]
Download the GBRWHA Checklist [MS Excel]
Download the Status Overview [pdf]
Note: This document requires updating

135 species of sharks, rays, skates and chimaeras

Current number of shark species: 82

Current number of ray species: 39

Current number of skate species: 10

Current number of chimaera species: 4

The checklist of Chondrichthyan fishes of the Great Barrier Reef provides an up-to-date account of the diversity of sharks, rays and chimaeras in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (GBRWHA). This checklist has been compiled using literature searches, fisheries catch data and scientific data - both historical and contemporary - to compile a full species list, including conservation status from the current IUCN Red List. The GBRWHA includes all habitats from the estuarine and coastal zone, across the continental shelf to the continental slope to a depth of 200 m, along the coast of the Great Barrier Reef. Exact boundary coordinates for the GBRWHA are available from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. This checklist is a WORKING DOCUMENT that will periodically be updated as our understanding of taxonomy and distribution improve, and as conservation listings (e.g. IUCN assessments) are updated over time. Much of this work is based on Last and Stevens (2009) which remains a key reference for shark and ray scientists 

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