WoRMS taxon details

Negaprion acutidens (Rüppell, 1837)

217356  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:217356)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description Slow swimming shark that inhabits lagoons and seaward reefs but prefers turbid waters of inshore lagoons, often over sandy...  
Description Slow swimming shark that inhabits lagoons and seaward reefs but prefers turbid waters of inshore lagoons, often over sandy substrate at depths under 30 m (Ref. 1602). Feeds on bottom-dwelling fishes and rays. Preys on smaller sharks, including porcupine fishes, and stingrays. Viviparous; 1-13 per litter; 45-80 cm at birth. Dangerous if provoked. Meat is utilized fresh and dried salted for human consumption, fins for shrk-fin soup base, and liver oil for vitamins. [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Negaprion acutidens (Rüppell, 1837). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=217356 on 2018-12-11
Date
action
by
1997-02-24 18:26:33Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed

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original description  (ofOdontaspis madagascariensis 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]   

basis of record Fourmanoir, P. (1961). Requins de la Cote Ouest de Madagascar. Memoires de l'Institut Scientifique de Madagascar Serie F (Oceanographie) 4: 1-82 [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 Slow swimming shark that inhabits lagoons and seaward reefs but prefers turbid waters of inshore lagoons, often over sandy substrate at depths under 30 m (Ref. 1602). Feeds on bottom-dwelling fishes and rays. Preys on smaller sharks, including porcupine fishes, and stingrays. Viviparous; 1-13 per litter; 45-80 cm at birth. Dangerous if provoked. Meat is utilized fresh and dried salted for human consumption, fins for shrk-fin soup base, and liver oil for vitamins. [details]
 

LanguageName 
English sicklefin lemon shark  [details]
Japanese レモンザメ  [details]