Carcharhinus amblyrhynchoides

Species: Carcharhinus amblyrhynchoides

English Name: Graceful Shark

Chinese Name:  钝吻真鲨

Family: Carcharhinidae


The Graceful Shark has grey or grey-brown on dorsal surface, white or cream below, with a band of white on sides from pelvic fins to first dorsal fin. Can grow up to a length of 161 cm. Lives inshore and prey on fishes, crustaceans and cephalopods. Used for human consumption.

© 1984 Compagno, L.J.V.

© 1984 Compagno, L.J.V.

© 2008 Jairo Scherrer Jr.

© 2008 Jairo Scherrer Jr.

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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.