WoRMS taxon details

Carcharhinus obscurus (Lesueur, 1818)

105796  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:105796)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description Found on continental and insular shelves and oceanic waters. Avoids estuaries. Adults are commonly found at depths of...  
Description Found on continental and insular shelves and oceanic waters. Avoids estuaries. Adults are commonly found at depths of 200-400 m, young in shallower waters (Ref. 5485). A seasonal migratory species. Feeds on fish, sharks, rays, squids, gastropods, crustaceans, and detritus. Viviparous; litter size 6-14 pups, usually born early winter; 69-100 cm at birth. Utilized fresh and dried-salted for human consumption; hides for leather; fins for sharks-fin soup; and liver oil extracted for vitamins. [details]

Distribution southern Massachusetts and NE Georges Bank to Florida  
Distribution southern Massachusetts and NE Georges Bank to Florida [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Carcharhinus obscurus (Lesueur, 1818). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=105796 on 2018-12-16
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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original description  (ofCarcharhinus iranzae Fourmanoir, 1961) Fourmanoir, P. (1961). Requins de la Cote Ouest de Madagascar. Memoires de l'Institut Scientifique de Madagascar Serie F (Oceanographie) 4: 1-82 [details]   

original description  (ofCarcharinus iranzae Fourmanoir, 1961) Fourmanoir, P. (1961). Requins de la Cote Ouest de Madagascar. Memoires de l'Institut Scientifique de Madagascar Serie F (Oceanographie) 4: 1-82 [details]   

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

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. <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 Found on continental and insular shelves and oceanic waters. Avoids estuaries. Adults are commonly found at depths of 200-400 m, young in shallower waters (Ref. 5485). A seasonal migratory species. Feeds on fish, sharks, rays, squids, gastropods, crustaceans, and detritus. Viviparous; litter size 6-14 pups, usually born early winter; 69-100 cm at birth. Utilized fresh and dried-salted for human consumption; hides for leather; fins for sharks-fin soup; and liver oil extracted for vitamins. [details]

Diet Feeds on bottom and pelagic bony fish, sharks, skates, rays, cephalopods, gastropods, crustaceans, sometimes mammalian carrion and inorganic objects  [details]

Distribution southern Massachusetts and NE Georges Bank to Florida [details]

Habitat nektonic [details]

Importance Social- Commercial and gamefish [details]
 

LanguageName 
English dusky shark  [details]
German Schwarzhaidüsterer Hai  [details]
Hebrew כריש עפרורי  [details]
Japanese ドタブカ  [details]
Lithuanian baltapelekis pilkasis ryklys  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Σκοτεινόχρωμος καρχαρίνος  [details]
Polish żarłacz ciemnoskóry  [details]
Spanish tiburón gambusotiburón arenerojaquetón lobo  [details]
Turkish esmer köpekbalığı  [details]