Carcharhinus leiodon

GARRICK, 1985


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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Types
Carcharhinus leiodon
Holotype: NMW: 61465;


Description:


Citation: Carcharhinus leiodon GARRICK, 1985: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2014

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Common names
eng Smooth tooth blacktip shark, eng Smoothtooth blacktip

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

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

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

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

Habitat
demersal; marine