Carcharhinus sealei

Species: Carcharhinus sealei

English Name: Blackspot Shark

Chinese Name:  西氏真鯊

Family: Carcharhinidae


A small, slender grey shark with a long, rounded snout, large, oval eyes, and oblique-cusped teeth. Its second dorsal fin is covered one-half or more by a black tip. Can grow up to a length of 100 cm. Lives on the continental and insular shelves. Preys on small bony fishes (including sea horses), prawns, and squid. Used as bait for fishing.

© 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.