Carcharhinus dussumieri

(MÜLLER & HENLE, 1839)


Whitecheek 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

Image of the original description

Carcharhinus dussumieri (MÜLLER&HENLE,1839)

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Carcharhinus cf. dussumieri, Carcharias dussumieri, Carcharias malabaricus, Carcharias (Prionodon) dussumieri, Carcharinus dussumieri, Eulamia dussumieri, Squalus (Carcharinus) dussumieri

Types
Carcharhinus dussumieri
Lectotype: MNHN: 0000-1135; Paralectotype: MNHN: 0000-1136; ZMB: 4464 China
Carcharias malabaricus
Syntype: AMS: I.61;


Description:


Citation: Carcharhinus dussumieri (MÜLLER & HENLE, 1839): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 09/2014

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Common names
spa Tiburón cariblanco, fra \(T\) Requin nene pointe, fra \(T\) Requin à joues blanches, eng Blacktip shark, eng Coates" shark, eng White check shark, eng White cheeked shark, eng White-cheeked shark, eng White-cheeked whaler shark, eng Whitecheek shark, eng Whitecheek whaler, eng Widemouth blackspot shark

Short Description
Back grayish or grey-brown, belly whitish; a black spot on the second dorsal fin [544].

Distribution
Indo-West Pacific: Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea between Gulf of Oman and Pakistan to Java, Indonesia and the Arafura Sea (Ref. 9819), north to Japan, south to Australia [1388].

Human uses
fisheries: commercial

Biology
Viviparous, placental [733]. With 2 to 4 pups in a litter; 37-38 cm at birth [517]. Both male and females mature at about 70 cm [1388]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086]. No distinct seasonal reproductive cycle apparent, instead continuously breeding with most mature females pregnant or spent at any one time [2539]. A common but little-known shark found on the continental and insular inshore areas [544]. Feeds mainly on fishes but also on cephalopods, and crustaceans [1388]. A carnivore [17641].

Size / Weight / Age
120 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 4883))

Habitat
reef-associated; marine; depth range ? - 170 m [1388]

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Cestoda
Copepoda