Loxodon macrorhinus

Species: Loxodon macrorhinus

English Name: Sliteye Shark

Chinese Name: 廣鼻曲齒鮫

Family: Carcharhinidae


The Sliteye Shark is a grey small, very slim shark with a long, narrow snout, big eyes with rear notches, short labial furrows, and small, oblique-cusped teeth with smooth edges. Can grow up to a length of 98cm for male and female. Lives on continental and insular shelves, mainly near the bottom. Feeds on small bony fishes, shrimps, and cuttlefish. Commercialized for human use.

© 1997 Randall, J.E.

© 1997 Randall, J.E.

© 1995 FAO

© 1995 FAO

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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.