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Carcharhinus brachyurus 短尾真鯊


Scientific Name:    Carcharhinus brachyurus         
Nomenclater:    (Günther, 1870)
Family:    F029  Carcharhinidae
Holotype-Locality:    New Zealand
Habitats:    Ocean、Coral、Benthos、Estuary、Coastal      
Economic Fish:     Yes
Habitats Depth:    0 - 100 M      
Aquarium Fish:     No
Poisonous Fish:    No      
Edible Fish:     Yes
Synonyms:    Carcharhinus acarenatus, Carcharhinus ahenea, Carcharhinus improvisus, Carcharhinus remotoides, Carcharhinus remotus, Carcharhinus rochensis, Carcharias brachyurus, Carcharias lamiella, Eulamia ahenea, Galeolamna ahenea, Galeolamna eblis, Galeolamna greyi  
Reference:    Bigelow (1948); Garrick & Schwaltz (1963); Chen (1963); Kato, Springer & Wagner (1967); Moreno & Hoyos (1983); Compagno (1984)  Compagno, L.J.V. 1984 Compagno, L.J.V. 1984 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 朱元鼎, 孟慶聞 等編 2001 
Redlist Status:    IUCN Redlist: Vulnerable(VU)  
Common Name in Engulish:    Shark; Cocktail whaler; Bronze whaler shark; Bronze; Bronze shark whaler; Cocktail shark; Bronzie; Copper shark; Bronze whaler; Narrow-tooth shark; Narrowtooth shark
Chinese Name transliteration:    duan wei bai yan jiao, duan wei jhen sha, da sha
Distribution in Taiwan:    East、South、North East  
Distribution in World:    global
Max Lenth:     325 cm
Specimen List:     ASIZP0800974. ASIZP0800975. ASIZP0800976.         
Barcode:    [2008-03-25,Kui-Ching Hsu,COI,100%]
Characteristic:    A large, fairly slender species. Snout moderately long and narrowly rounded or pointed. Eyes length 1.1-2.2% of total length. Gill slits moderately long, the 3rd 2.5-4.1% of total length and less than a half of 1st dorsal fin base. Rows of anteroposterior teeth in each jaw half 14-16/14-15. upper teeth with narrow, serrated, high bent cusps, and crown feet with slightly coarser serrations but no cusplets. Lower teeth with semierect, narrow serrated cusps and transverse roots. Interdorsal ridge absent usually. Origin of first dorsal fin over or slightly anterior to pectoral rear tips. Second dorsal fin small and fairly low, its height 1.9-2.6% of total length, its inner margin short and 1.2-1.8 times its height. Origin of 2nd dorsal fin over or slightly posterior to anal origin. Total vertebral centra 179-203, precaudal centra 96-110. Colour bronzy to olive grey above, white below, a moderately prominent white band on flank.
Habitats:    An inshore to offshore, warm-temperate shark, occurring from the sea surface to at least 100m depth. Viviparous species, with a yolk-sac placenta. Number of embryos 13-20 per litter. Sex ratio of embryos is 1:1. Age of sexual maturity of this species whic
Distribution:    Western Atlantic including Mexico, Gulf of Mexico, southern Brazil to Argentina. Eastern Atlantic including Mediterranean Sea, off France and Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania, Canary Islands, Guinea, Namibia to South Africa. Western Indian Ocean including Sou
Utility:    This species is taken in bottom trawlers, line gear, and by spots anglers. This species were caught by longline fisheries in northeastern Taiwan waters but not very common. Flesh is utilized for human consumption.


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