As mentioned last week, the Broadfin shark had been categorized as Endangered by the IUCN. But this happened before its sister species, the Borneo Broadfin shark (Lamiopsis tephrodes), has been again considered as separate species due to biomolecular analyses. Discovered in 1905 (instead of 1839, where he wasn’t even alive) by zoologist Henry Fowler, it had soon been equalized with the Broadfin shark.
Reaching only 4.3 ft – 1.30 m -, the Borneo Broadfin shark lives solely off Borneo. Due to fishing pressure in this waters and 2 separate species, the IUCN should maybe revise its classification.