Spot a Shark Australia - Carcharius vs Carcharias

In which Wildbook did the issue occur? Spot a Shark Australia
What is your role on the site? (admin, researcher, etc) Researcher

What happened? About ~4000 encounters have been erroneously linked to the latin name Carcharius taurus, and not Carcharias taurus. We have another ~1000 against the correct spelling Carcharias taurus. The difference in spelling means we cannot link sharks together when they are matched. We need all sharks in this database to be Carcharias taurus.

Hi, @Sarah_Aus_SpotaShark !
I have updated all encounters, individuals, and annnotations in the SAS AUS wildbook database that had Carcharius listed as the genus to Carcharias. May I confirm that this resolves your issue?


Perfect!!! Thank you! Issue resolved :slight_smile:

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