Carcharhinus hemiodon

Species: Carcharhinus hemiodon

English Name: Pondicherry Shark

Chinese Name:  印度真鲨

Family: Carcharhinidae


The Whitecheek Shark is grey above, white below, with tips of the pectorals, and upper and lower caudal-fin lobes black. Can grow up to a length of 200 cm. Lives on the continental and insular shelves. Preys on small fishes, cephalopods, and crustaceans. Used for human consumption.

© 1984 Compagno, L.J.V.

© 1984 Compagno, L.J.V.

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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.