Carcharhinus leiodon


Smooth tooth blacktip shark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae

Reference of the original description
GARRICK, J.A.F. (1985)
Additions to a Revision of the Shark Genus Carcharhinus: Synonymy of Aprionodon and Hypoprion, and Description of a New Species of Carcharhinus (Carcharhinidae). NOAA Technical Report NMFS, 34: 1-26

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Carcharhinus leiodon
Holotype: NMW: 61465;


Citation: Carcharhinus leiodon GARRICK, 1985: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 11/2015

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Common names
eng Smooth tooth blacktip shark, eng Smoothtooth blacktip

Western Indian Ocean: known only from southern Arabia, Gulf of Aden (probably at Qishn in Yemen).

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Viviparous, placental [733]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
75.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 6821))

demersal; marine