Carcharhinus macloti

(Müller & Henle, 1839)

Hardnose 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

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Carcharhinus macloti (Müller & Henle, 1838)

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Carcharhinus cf. macloti, Carcharias macloti, Carcharias (Hypoprion) macloti, Carcharinus aff. macloti, Hypoprion macloti, Hypoprionodon macloti, Squalus (Hypoprion) macloti

Carcharhinus macloti
Holotype: RMNH: ?

Description :

Citation: Carcharhinus macloti (Müller & Henle, 1839): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 03/2024

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Common names
spa Tiburón trompudo, fra \(T\) Requin à nez rude, eng Hardnose shark, eng Maclot"s shark

Short Description
A small slender shark with a long narrowly rounded or somewhat pointed snout, no interdorsal ridge, small pectoral fins, a small first dorsal fin with an extremely long rear tip and a small low second dorsal fin with a long rear tip [517]. Back grayish or grey-brown, belly white; posterior margin of pectorals and ventral caudal fin lobe with an inconspicuous white edge; posterioventral and dorsal margins of caudal fin with a narrow black edge [544].

Indo-West Pacific: Kenya, Tanzania, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Andaman Sea, Myanmar, Viet Nam, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the Philippines (Ref. 6821), New Guinea. Also in the Arafura Sea (Ref. 9819). Possibly occurring in the Gulf of Aden [544]. Source:

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

Viviparous, placental [733]. 1 or 2 (usually 2) in a litter [517]. Size at birth 45 to 50 cm TL [544]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086]. 12 months gestation period [2539]. Found in inshore and offshore waters of continental and insular shelves [544]. Feeds mainly on fishes, also cephalopods and crustaceans [1388].

Size / Weight / Age
110 cm TL (male/unsexed; [1388])

demersal; marine; depth range ? - 170 m [1388]

shark-references Species-ID=779;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Anthobothrium barsami Sadeghi Vilni & Haseli, 2024 [32555]
  • Anthobothrium parimae Kamachali & Haseli, 2022 [32555]
  • Otobothrium carcharidis (Shipley & Hornell, 1906) [17826] [19555]
  • Phoreiobothrium rozatii Darvishi & Haseli, 2019 [27446]

  • Acanthocheilus rotundatus (Rudolphi, 1819) [19876]