Carcharhinus isodon

(Valenciennes in Müller & Henle, 1839)

Finetooth 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
No image in first description.

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Aprionodon isodon, Aprionodon punctatus, Carcharias isodon, Carcharias (Aprion) isodon, Carcharias (Aprionodon) isodon, Squalus (Aprion) isodon

Carcharhinus isodon
Holotype: MNHN: 1037;
Aprionodon punctatus
XXXX: No types known;

Description :

Citation: Carcharhinus isodon (Valenciennes in Müller & Henle, 1839): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

Please send your images of "Carcharhinus isodon" to

Carcharhinus isodon (Müller & Henle, 1839), Alabama, USA © Bryan Huerta
Common names
spa Galano dientefino, spa Tiburón de noche, spa Tiburón dentiliso, fra \(T\) Requin à petites dents, fra \(T\) Requin à petits dents, eng Eventooth shark, eng Finetooth Shark, eng Night shark, eng Shark, eng Smoothtooth shark, por Cação-dente-liso

Western Atlantic: North Carolina, USA to Cuba, the Gulf of Mexico, and southern Brazil to Uruguay [5839]. Occurrence in the eastern Atlantic, specifically in Senegal and Guinea-Bissau have not been confirmed, and may be based on Carcharhinus brevipinna. Source:

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

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

Size / Weight / Age
190 cm TL (male/unsexed; [20048])

demersal; marine; depth range ? - 10 m (Ref. 55182)

shark-references Species-ID=767;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Anthobothrium sp. [16909]
  • Callitetrarhynchus gracilis (Rudolphi, 1819) Pintner, 1931 [32402]
  • Paraorygmatobothrium sp. [16909]
  • Phoreiobothrium sp. [16909]
  • Scyphophyllidium deburonae (Ruhnke, Daniel & Jensen, 2020) [28796]
  • Triloculatum geeceearelensis Caira & Jensen, 2009 [7582]