Eastern Atlantic: Nigeria. Indo-West Pacific: Gulf of Aden, South Africa, Madagascar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea (Ref. 6871), and Australia. Often confused with sympatric Carcharhinus leucas and Glyphis gangeticus but the three are distinguishable.
- Compagno, L.J.V. 1984 FAO species catalogue. Vol. 4. Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Part 2 - Carcharhiniformes. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(4/2):251-655. (Ref. 244) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=244&speccode=857