Carcharhinus macloti

Species: Carcharhinus macloti

English Name: Hardnose Shark

Chinese Name: 長吻基齒鯊

Family: Carcharhinidae

Description:

The Hardnose Shark has s small slender grayish or grey-brown body distinguished by its long narrowly rounded snout. This shark has small pectoral fins, s small first dorsal fin with an extremely long rear tip and a small low second dorsal fin with a long rear tip. Can grow up to a length of 110cm for male and female. Lives in inshore and offshore waters of continental and insular shelves. Feeds on fishes, also cephalopods and crustaceans. Commercialized for human use.

© 2012 Biodiversity Heritage Library

© 2012 Biodiversity Heritage Library

© 1995 FAO

© 1995 FAO

© 2003 M.Jahanbakhsh

© 2003 M.Jahanbakhsh

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References:

- 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. Rome: FAO.