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Graceful Shark

Threat Level:  low

 

 

 

  • GRACEFUL SHARK

Scientific name......Carcharhinus Amblyrhynchoides

Family name...............Carcharhinidae

 

  • GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The graceful shark is a largish shark with conspicuous white flank mark, often black-tipped fins. Fairly short, wedge-shaped pointed snout, fairly large eyes, large gill slits, no interdorsal ridge, moderately large pectoral fins, large triangular first dorsal and moderately large second dorsal, both with short rear tip.

 

  • SIZE

The maximum recorded size is approximately 5.6 feet.

 

  • COLOR

They are gray or gray-brown on dorsal surface, white or cream underneath, ventral lobe of caudal fin black or dusky-tipped, sometimes inconspicuously.

 

  • FEEDING HABITS

Graceful sharks probably feeds mostly on fish.

 

  • SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR

Unknown

 

  • HABITAT

They are found in Tropical Indo-west Pacific: Gulf of Aden to Philippines and northwestern Australia. They inhabit coastal-paelagic on continental and insular shelves.

 

  • LIFE SPAN

Unknown

 

  • REPRODUCTION

Viviparous, very little known.

 

  • SHARK ATTACKS

No known attacks.

 

  • POPULATION

Near threatened. Taken and landed as bycatch in commercial fisheries.

 

 

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