WoRMS taxon details

Carcharhinus leucas (Müller & Henle, 1839)

105792  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:105792)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description Euryhaline, found in coastal waters including bays, estuaries, and rivers. Occasionally found in the surf zone (Ref. 9710)....  
Description Euryhaline, found in coastal waters including bays, estuaries, and rivers. Occasionally found in the surf zone (Ref. 9710). Feeds on small sharks, rays, and sea urchins. Viviparous, with a yolk-sac placenta, 1 to 13 young per litter. Very hardy and lives well in captivity. The most dangerous species of tropical shark. Has repeatedly been implicated in attacks on humans (Ref. 4967). Utilized for human consumption, fins for soup, hides for leather, and liver for oil. Sympatric with @C. amboinensis, G. gangeticus@. [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Carcharhinus leucas (Müller & Henle, 1839). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=105792 on 2018-12-16
Date
action
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
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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) Sin, Y. T. (2009). Age, growth and reproductive biology of whitespotted bamboo shark (Chiloscyllium plagiosum) from Hong Kong and adjacent waters. Mphil thesis. The University of Hong Kong. [details]   

context source (RAS) Australian Antarctic Data Centre. , available online at https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/biodiversity/ [details]   

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, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>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,</i> 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 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. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Euryhaline, found in coastal waters including bays, estuaries, and rivers. Occasionally found in the surf zone (Ref. 9710). Feeds on small sharks, rays, and sea urchins. Viviparous, with a yolk-sac placenta, 1 to 13 young per litter. Very hardy and lives well in captivity. The most dangerous species of tropical shark. Has repeatedly been implicated in attacks on humans (Ref. 4967). Utilized for human consumption, fins for soup, hides for leather, and liver for oil. Sympatric with @C. amboinensis, G. gangeticus@. [details]

Habitat nektonic [details]
 

LanguageName 
Catalan tauró camús  [details]
Danish Tyrehajen  [details]
Dutch Zambezi haaistierhaaiAtlantische grondhaai  [details]
English Zambezi sharkbull shark  [details]
French requin-bouledoguerequin du Zambèze  [details]
German Gemeine GrundhaiBullenhai  [details]
Italian squalo leuca  [details]
Japanese オオメジロザメ/ウシザメ  [details]
Portuguese tubarão-tourotubarão-do-zambezetubarão-cabeça-chata  [details]
Spanish tiburón toro  [details]