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 Finetooth shark (Carcharhinus isodon)

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 Photo

Finetooth shark
No image of Finetooth shark found in the Shark Database
 Range Map

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 Systematics

Phylum: Vertebates (Chordata)

Class: Carlilagenous Fishes (Chondrichthyes)
  Order: Ground sharks (Carcharhiniformes)
    Family: Requiem sharks (Carcharhinidae)
      Genus: Carcharhinus (Carcharhinus)


 Name

Scientific: Carcharhinus isodon
German: Feinzahnhai
English: Finetooth shark
French: Requin a petites dents
Spanish: Tiburón dentiliso


 Appearance

Small shark. Moderately long pointed snout. Fairly large eyes and very long gill slits. Origin of first dorsal fin over or only slightly behind to the insertions of the pectoral fins. No interdorsal ridge.

 Coloration

Dark grey or bluish grey above and white below with an inconspicuous white band on the flank. No conspicuous markings on fins.

 Distribution

Western Atlantic: New York to Florida. Cuba, Gulf of Mexico. Southern Brazil.

 Biology

Not much is known about this species. Forms large schools.

 Feeding

Feeds on small fishes and cephalopods.

 Size

Average size about 150 cm, maximum up to 200 cm.

 Reproduction

Viviparous, with a yolksac-placenta, 1 to 6 pups per litter. Size at birth between 50 and 60 cm. Pups show a fast growth rate. Males mature at about 140 cm, females mature at about 150 cm.

 Similar Species

Some other small species have a similar appearance. Comparison of diagnostic features are necessary..

 Endangerment

Status in the IUCN Red List:


No Entry found in Red List.


 Danger to Humans

Not dangerous.



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