Carcharhinus amboinensis

(MÜLLER & HENLE, 1839)


Pigeye shark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae

Reference of the original description
MÜLLER, J. & HENLE, F.G.J. (1841)
Systematische Beschreibung der Plagiostomen. Berlin, Veit, pp. 1-200

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Carcharhinus amboinensis (MÜLLER&HENLE,1839)

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Carcharhinus ambioensis, Carcharias amboinensis, Carcharias brachyrhynchos, Carcharias (Prionodon) amboinensis, Carcharias (Prionodon) brachyrhynchos, Carcharinus amboinensis, Eulamia philippi, Squalus (Carcharinus) amboinensis, Triaenodon obtusus

Types
Carcharhinus amboinensis
Holotype: RMNH: D2582
Carcharias (Prionodon) brachyrhynchos
Holotype: RMNH: 7380
Triaenodon obtusus
Holotype: ZSI: 2277


Description:


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Common names
spa Tiburón baleta, fra \(T\) Requin balestrine, eng Ambon sharpnose puffer, eng Estuary shark, eng Java shark, eng Pigeye shark, por Marracho baleta

Short Description
A massive shark with a thick-set head, a short, broad and blunt snout, small eyes and large, triangular, saw-edged upper teeth; 1st dorsal fin high and erect, at leas 3.2 times height of 2nd dorsal fin; no interdorsal ridge [536]. Grayish in color, white below; fins with dusky tips [536].

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic: Nigeria. Indo-West Pacific: Gulf of Aden, South Africa, Madagascar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea [1388], and Australia. Often confused with sympatric Carcharhinus leucas and Glyphis gangeticus but the three are distinguishable.

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

Biology
Viviparous, placental [733], with 3 to 13 in a litter [544]. Size at birth about 43 to 53 cm TL [544]; 60-70 cm TL [2539]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086]. Occurs on the continental shelf (Ref. 75154). Feeds on fish, cephalopods, crustaceans and mollusks [536].

Size / Weight / Age
280 cm TL (male/unsexed; [17644])

Habitat
reef-associated; brackish; marine; depth range 0 - 150 m [544]

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Cestoda
Copepoda