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Carcharhinus limbatus 黑邊鰭真鯊

Scientific Name:    Carcharhinus limbatus         
Nomenclater:    (Müller & Henle, 1839)
Family:    F029  Carcharhinidae
Holotype-Locality:    Martinique
Habitats:    Coral、Benthos、Estuary、Coastal、Lagoon      
Economic Fish:     Yes
Habitats Depth:    0 - 30 M      
Aquarium Fish:     No
Poisonous Fish:    No      
Edible Fish:     Yes
Synonyms:    Carcharhinus amblyrhynchoides, Carcharhinus brevipinna, Carcharhinus natator, Carcharhinus pleurotaenia, Carcharhinus tilstoni, Carcharias abbreviatus, Carcharias aethalorus, Carcharias ehrenbergi, Carcharias limbatus, Carcharias maculipinna, Carcharias microps, Carcharias muelleri, Carcharias phorcys, Carcharinus limbatus, Galeolamna pleurotaenia tilstoni, Gymnorhinus abbreviatus  
Reference:    Fowler (1941); Bigelow & Schroeder (1948); Cadenat (1957); Garrick & Schultz (1963); Bass, D’Aubrey & Kistnasamy (1973); Johnson (1978); 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:    Requiem shark; Small black tipped shark; Shark; Small blacktip shark; Spot-fin ground shark; Blacktip whaler; Black-tipped shark; Common blacktip shark; Black-tip shark; Black tip; Blacktip shark; Blackfin shark; Black fin shark; Blacktip shark
Chinese Name transliteration:    hei bian ci bai yan jiao, hei shao jhen sha, hei ban sha
Distribution in Taiwan:    North East、PonFu、Tung Sa IS.  
Distribution in World:    global
Max Lenth:     275 cm
Specimen List:    
Characteristic:    A large, stout shark. Eyes moderately large, its horizontal length 1.2-2.2% of total length. Rows of anteroposterior teeth in each jaw half 14-16/13-16. Upper teeth with narrow, strongly serrated, high cusps, and crown feet with slightly coarser serrations but no cusplets. Lower teeth with erect, narrow, serrated high cusps and transverse roots. Interdorsal ridge absent. First dorsal fin large, its origin usually over or slightly posterior to pectoral insertion, its inner margin short, about a third of dorsal base. Second dorsal fin large and high, its height 2.5-3.6% of total length, its inner margin short and 1.1-1.6 times its height. Origin of 2nd dorsal fin over or slightly anterior to anal origin. Total number of vertebral centra 174-203, precaudal centra 88-102. Colour grey or grey-brown above, white below. Black tips usually founded on pectoral, 2nd dorsal, and ventral caudal lobe. Black edges usually present on 1st dorsal apex, and dorsal caudal lobe. A conspicuous white band present on flanks.
Habitats:    This species is a common and warm-temperate, inshore and offshore pelagic shark. This is a very active, fast-swimming shark that often occurs in large schools at the surface. Viviparous, with a yolk-sac placenta. Number of embryos estimated to be 1-10 per
Distribution:    Western Atlantic from Massachusetts to southern Brazil including Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean. Eastern Atlantic including Madeira, Mediterranean, Canary Islands, Senegal to Zaire. Indo-West Pacific including South Africa, Madagascar, and Red Sea to India,
Utility:    A common economic species, fished by floating longlines, hook-and-line, fixed bottom nets, and bottom trawls. Utilized fresh, or dried salted for human consumption; hides for leather; liver for vitamins; and carcasses for fishmeal. In Taiwan, this species


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