Species: Carcharhinus sorrah
English Name: Spot-tail Shark
Chinese Name: 沙拉真鲨
The Spot-tail Shark is a grey or grey-brown small, spindle-shaped shark with a long, rounded snout, large circular eyes, and oblique-cusped serrated teeth. The first dorsal fin is thin with a conspicuous dark tip and second dorsal are very low with dark tips as well. Can grow up to a length of 160cm for male and female. Lives on the continental and insular shelves, primarily near reefs. Feeds on teleost fishes but also feeds on cephalopods and crustaceans Minor commercialized.
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- 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.