Carcharhinus acronotus

(POEY, 1860)

Blacknose shark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae

Reference of the original description
POEY, F. (1858)
Memorias sobra la historia natural de la Isla de Cuba, acompañadas de sumarios Latinos y extractos en Francés. Tomo 2. La Habana. Vluda de Barcina, Havana, 2: 1–442, pls 1–19

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Carcharhinus acronotus (POEY, 1860)

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Carcharhinus cf. acronotus, Carcharias remotus, Carcharias (Prionodon) remotus, Carcharinus acronotus, Platypodon acronotus, Prionodon cucuri, Squalus acronotus

Carcharhinus acronotus

Carcharias (Prionodon) remotus
Holotype: MNHN: A-966

Description :

Citation: Carcharhinus acronotus (POEY, 1860): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 02/2019

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Common names
spa Cazon amarillo, spa Cazón, spa Sarda, spa Tiburon amarillo, spa Tiburón cangüay, spa Tiburón hocico negro, fra \(T\) Requin nez noir, eng Blacknose shark, por Cação, por Cação-lombo-preto, por Corta-garoupa, por Lombo-preto, Tibu

Short Description
Field marks and Diagnostic Features after EBERT & STEHMANN, 2013 [17836]: Field Marks: A small shark with moderately long rounded snout, fairly large eyes, a black spot on the underside of the snout tip, oblique-cusped serrated teeth in both jaws, upper

Western Atlantic: North Carolina, USA to southern Brazil and Uruguay [5839], including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. Source:

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

Viviparous, placental [733], with 3 to 6 young per litter [517]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086]. Found on continental and insular shelves, mainly over sandy, shell, and coral bottoms. Feeds on small fishes, including pinfish (Sparidae) and porcupine fish. Preyed on by larger sharks.

Size / Weight / Age
200 cm TL (male/unsexed; [517]); max. published weight: 18.9 kg (Ref. 40637); max. reported age: 6 years [5105]

reef-associated; marine, usually 9 - ? m (Ref. 55176)

shark-references Species-ID=703; Taxonomic remark: Carcharias (Prionodon) remotus Dumeril, 1865 is a synonym of Carcharhinus acronotus; Carcharhinus remotus Dumeril, 1865 is a synonym of Carcharhinus brachyurus (see Compagno 1984 [517], Compagno 1988 [#

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Triloculatum jodyi CAIRA & JENSEN, 2009 [7582]
  • Triloculatum triloculatum (LINTON, 1901) [7620] [7582]

  • Eudactylina dollfusi BRIAN, 1924 [16589]
  • Kroyeria sphyrnae RANGNEKAR, 1957 [16589]
  • Nemesis atlantica WILSON, 1922 [16589]
  • Nesippus orientalis HELLER, 1868 [16589]
  • Pandarus sinuatus SAY, 1818 [16589]
  • Perissopus dentatus STEENSTRUP & LÜTKEN, 1861 [16589]