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 Borneo shark (Carcharhinus borneensis)

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 Photo

Borneo shark
No image of Borneo 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 borneensis
German: Borneohai
English: Borneo shark
French: Requin-tigre houareau
Spanish: Tiburón de Borneo


 Appearance

A small and slender shark with a long,pointed snout. Pores along the corners of the mouth are enlarged. First dorsal fin is moderately large and triangular shaped, apex is broadly rounded. Origin over or slightly behind insertion of pectoral fins. Pectorals are small and falcate. Second dorsal fin relatively small, its origin lays over or slightly behind the midbase of the anal fin. No interdorsal ridge present.

 Coloration

Brown colored back, white belly. Tip of first dorsal fin and dorsal caudal margin dusky colored. Pectorals, pelvic, and anal fins possess light edges. No conspicuous markings present.

 Distribution

Indo-Western Pacific: Borneo, China, possibly the Philippines and Java.

 Biology

A little known species. Lives presumably inshore. Biology virtually unknown.

 Feeding

Unknown.

 Size

Probably up to 1m.

 Reproduction

Most likely viviparous.

 Similar Species

Other small carcharhinids in this area look similar and taxonomic features have to be used to clearly distinguish among the species.

 Endangerment

Status in the IUCN Red List(1994):

Main criterion: > EN (Endangered)
Sub criterion: C2b
Trend: Unknown


 Danger to Humans

Harmless.



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