Carcharhinus amblyrhynchoides

(WHITLEY, 1934)


Graceful shark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae

Reference of the original description
WHITLEY, G.P. (1934)
Notes on some Australian sharks. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 10 (4): 180-200, figs 1-4, pls 27-29

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Carcharhinus amblyrhinchoides, Carcharhinus pleurotaenia, Carcharias pleurotaenia, Carcharias (Prionodon) pleurotaenia, Carcharinus pleurotaenia, Gillisqualus amblyrhynchoides

Types
Carcharhinus amblyrhynchoides
Holotype: QM: I.2003
Carcharias (Prionodon) pleurotaenia
Syntype: BMNH: 1867.11.28.176 RMNH: 7385


Description:


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Common names
spa Tiburón grácil, fra \(T\) Requin gracile, eng Graceful shark, eng Grey reef shark, eng Queensland shark

Short Description
Grey or grey-brown on dorsal surface, white or cream below, with a conspicuous band of white on sides from pelvic fins to first dorsal fin; pectoral, dorsal and pelvic fins, and ventral lobe of caudal fin black or dusky-tipped, sometimes inconspicuously [544].

Distribution
Indo-West Pacific: Gulf of Aden, southwestern India, Sri Lanka, Gulf of Thailand, Philippines, Viet Nam, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea [1388], and Australia.

Human uses
fisheries: minor commercial; price category: medium; price reliability: very questionable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this family

Biology
Viviparous, placental [733]. 3 in a litter [1388]; 2-8 pups per litter [2539]. Gestation period of 9-10 months [1388]. Size at birth 52 to 55 cm TL [544]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086]. Occurs on the continental shelf (Ref. 75154).

Size / Weight / Age
161 cm TL (male/unsexed; [517]); 167 cm TL (female)

Habitat
pelagic-neritic; marine; depth range ? - 50 m [1388]

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Cestoda