WoRMS taxon details

Carcharhinus falciformis (Müller & Henle, 1839)

105789  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:105789)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description Found abundantly near the edge of continental and insular shelves, but also in the open sea and occasionally inshore....  
Description Found abundantly near the edge of continental and insular shelves, but also in the open sea and occasionally inshore. Recorded temperatures where it occurs range from 23-24°C. It is quick-moving and aggressive. Associated with schools of tuna. Primarily feeds on fishes, but also cephalopods, and even crabs. Used in many ways with its meat eaten fresh and dried-salted; its hide for leather; its fin for shark-fin soup; its liver oil as a rich source of vitamin A. [details]

Distribution Circumtropical. Western Atlantic: Massachusetts, USA to southern Brazil, including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean   
Distribution Circumtropical. Western Atlantic: Massachusetts, USA to southern Brazil, including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean  [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Carcharhinus falciformis (Müller & Henle, 1839). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=105789 on 2018-09-18
Date
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
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basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Robins, C.R., G.C. Ray, J. Douglass and R. Freund. 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Co. Boston. 354 p. [details]   

additional source Streftaris, N.; Zenetos, A.; Papathanassiou, E. (2005). Globalisation in marine ecosystems: the story of non-indigenous marine species across European seas. Oceanogr. Mar. Biol. Ann. Rev. 43: 419-453. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Zenetos, A., M.E. Çinar, M.A. Pancucci-Papadopoulou, J.G. Harmelin, G. Furnari, F. Andaloro, N. Bellou, N. Streftaris & H. Zibrowius. (2005). Annotated list of marine alien species in the Mediterranean with records of the worst invasive species. Mediterranean Marine Science 6(2):63-118. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source King, C.M.; Roberts, C.D.; Bell, B.D.; Fordyce, R.E.; Nicoll, R.S.; Worthy, T.H.; Paulin, C.D.; Hitchmough, R.A.; Keyes, I.W.; Baker, A.N.; Stewart, A.L.; Hiller, N.; McDowall, R.M.; Holdaway, R.N.; McPhee, R.P.; Schwarzhans, W.W.; Tennyson, A.J.D.; Rust, S.; Macadie, I. (2009). Phylum Chordata: lancelets, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 431-554. [details]   

additional source McEachran, J. D. (2009). Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Zenetos, A.; Gofas, S.; Verlaque, M.; Cinar, M.; Garcia Raso, J.; Bianchi, C.; Morri, C.; Azzurro, E.; Bilecenoglu, M.; Froglia, C.; Siokou, I.; Violanti, D.; Sfriso, A.; San Martin, G.; Giangrande, A.; Katagan, T.; Ballesteros, E.; Ramos-Espla, A.; Mastrototaro, F.; Ocana, O.; Zingone, A.; Gambi, M.; Streftaris, N. (2010). Alien species in the Mediterranean Sea by 2010. A contribution to the application of European Union’s Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). Part I. Spatial distribution. Mediterranean Marine Science. 11(2): 381-493., available online at https://doi.org/10.12681/mms.87 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Ben Rais Lasram, F.; Mouillot, D. (2008). Increasing southern invasion enhances congruence between endemic and exotic Mediterranean fish fauna. Biological Invasions. 11(3): 697-711., available online at https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-008-9284-4 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Hong Kong marine fish database. AFCD. , available online at http://www.hk-fish.net/eng/database/index.htm [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Found abundantly near the edge of continental and insular shelves, but also in the open sea and occasionally inshore. Recorded temperatures where it occurs range from 23-24°C. It is quick-moving and aggressive. Associated with schools of tuna. Primarily feeds on fishes, but also cephalopods, and even crabs. Used in many ways with its meat eaten fresh and dried-salted; its hide for leather; its fin for shark-fin soup; its liver oil as a rich source of vitamin A. [details]

Distribution Circumtropical. Western Atlantic: Massachusetts, USA to southern Brazil, including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean  [details]

Habitat nektonic [details]
 

LanguageName 
English silky shark  [details]
German Seidenhai  [details]
Japanese クロトガリザメ  [details]
Lithuanian floridinis šilkinis ryklys  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Λείος καρχαρίνος  [details]
Polish żarłacz jedwabisty  [details]
Spanish tiburón pilototiburón lustrosojaquetón sedoso  [details]
Turkish karayip resif köpekbalığı  [details]
Ukrainian Шовкова акулаАкула сіра шовковиста  [details]