Negaprion brevirostris

(POEY, 1868)


Lemon shark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae

Reference of the original description
POEY, F. (1868)
Synopsis piscium cubensium. Catalogo razonado de los peces de la isla de Cuba. Repertorio Fisico–Natural de la Isla de Cuba, 2: 279–484

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Aprionodon fronto, Carcharhinus brevirostris, Carcharhinus fronto, Carcharias brevirostris, Carcharias fronto, Eulamia fronto, Hypoprion brevirostris, Negaprion aff. brevirostris, Negaprion cf. brevirostris, Negaprion fronto

Types
Negaprion brevirostris

Carcharias fronto
Syntype: USNM: uncat. USNM: 28167;


Description :


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Common names
deu \(T\) Kurznasenhai, spa Galano, spa Galano de ley, spa Limón, spa Tiburón amarillo, fra \(T\) Requin citron, fra \(T\) Requin limon, fra \(T\) Requin-citron, eng Lemon shark, eng Requiem shark, ita Squalo limone, por Cacao-limao, Tibur

Short Description
A brownish shark with yellow overtones but no conspicuous markings. Large second dorsal fin nearly same size as first dorsal [17659].

Distribution
Western Atlantic: New Jersey, USA to southern Brazil, including the Gulf of Mexico, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean; also in Gulf of Mexico [17659]. Northeast Atlantic: Senegal, Côte d"quot;Ivoire and probably wide-ranging off West Africa, but this requir Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes

Biology
Distinct pairing with embrace [17086]. Viviparous, placental [733], with 5 to 17 embryos (Ref. 9253). Both male and female during precopulatory and courtship swim with body axes in parallel (Ref. 49562, 51112). During copulation, the pair performs coord Exhibits no pattern of periodicity. Feeding is asynchronous and intermittent. Daily ration is estimated at 1.5 - 2.1% body weight per day; meal completely evacuated from stomach 25-41 hr after feeding, depending on meal type and temperature; fecal product

Size / Weight / Age
340 cm TL (male/unsexed; [17659]); max. published weight: 183.7 kg (Ref. 40637); max. reported age: 25 years [2246]

Habitat
reef-associated; oceanodromous [17660]; brackish; marine; depth range 0 - 92 m [517]

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=4087;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Monogenea
Cestoda
  • Anthobothrium laciniatum LINTON, 1890 [16171]
  • Callitetrarhynchus gracilis (RUDOLPHI, 1819) PINTNER, 1931 [16112]
  • Callitetrarhynchus speciosus (LINTON, 1897) CARVAJAL & REGO, 1985 [16171] [16112]
  • Dasyrhynchus giganteus (DIESING 1850) PINTNER 1929 [16304] [5977] [16112]
  • Dasyrhynchus variouncinatus (PINTNER, 1913) [16112]
  • Floriceps caballeroi CRUZ, 1977 [23771]
  • Floriceps saccatus CUVIER, 1817 [16112]
  • Otobothrium penetrans LINTON, 1907 [16112]
  • Paraorygmatobothrium roberti RUHNKE & THOMPSON, 2006 [16104]
  • Phoreiobothrium anticaporum CAIRA, RICHMOND & SWANSON, 2005 [16205]
  • Phoreiobothrium lasium LINTON, 1889 [16171]
  • Phyllobothrium dasybati YAMAGUTI, 1934 [16171]
  • Phyllobothrium lactuca VAN BENEDEN, 1850 [16171]
  • Platybothrium harpago (EUZET, 1953) HEALY, 2003 [16307] [7384]
  • Platybothrium hypoprioni POTTER, 1937 [16370] [16171] [7384]
  • Poecilancistrium caryophyllum (DIESING, 1850) DOLLFUS, 1929 [16112]
  • Pseudogrillotia perelica (SHULER, 1938) [16171] [16112]
  • Tentacularia insignis (LINTON, 1924) [16171]

Copepoda
Hirudinea
  • Pontobdella macrothela (SCHIMARDA, 1861) [25688]