Carcharhinus borneensis

(BLEEKER, 1858)

Borneo shark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae

Reference of the original description
BLEEKER, P. (1858)
Twaalfde bijdrage tot de kennis der vischfauna van Borneo. Acta Societatis Regiae Scientiarum Indo–Neêrlandicae, 5 (7): 1–10

Image of the original description
No image in first description.

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Carcharias borneensis, Carcharias (Prionodon) borneensis, Carcharinus borneensis

Carcharhinus borneensis
Holotype: RMNH: 7386;

Description :

Citation: Carcharhinus borneensis (BLEEKER, 1858): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 08/2019

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Lateral view and ventral view of head of a fresh adult specimen of Carcharhinus borneensis IPPS BO428 (adult male 574 mm TL). In: WHITE, W.T. & LAST, P.R. & LIM, A.P.K. (2010): Rediscovery of the rare and endangered Borneo Shark Carcharhinus borneensis (Bleeker, 1858) (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae). CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 32: 17-28
Common names
spa Tiburón de Borneo, fra \(T\) Requin tigre houareau, fra \(T\) Requin-tigre houareau, eng Borneo shark

Short Description
Brown above, white below, tip of first dorsal fin and dorsal caudal-fin margin dusky, paired fins and anal fin with light edges, but markings not conspicuous [544].

Indo-West Pacific: Borneo and China. Possibly occurring in Java, Indonesia and the Philippines. Source:

Human uses
fisheries: subsistence fisheries

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

Size / Weight / Age
70.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [517])

demersal; marine

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