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Overview

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Biology

A coastal-pelagic shark. Feeds on fishes, especially bony fishes, and also benthic and epibenthic cephalopods. Viviparous, with 24 to 28 young in a litter. Size at birth about 30 to 32 cm.
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Distribution

Eastern Atlantic: Senegal to Congo. Not in Compagno's 1999 checklist (Ref. 35766).
  • Compagno, L.J.V. 1984 FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 4. Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Part 2 - Carcharhiniformes. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(4/2):251-655. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 244)
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Eastern Atlantic: Senegal to Congo.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 3000 mm TL
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Max. size

300 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 244))
  • Compagno, L.J.V. 1984 FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 4. Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Part 2 - Carcharhiniformes. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(4/2):251-655. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 244)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; marine
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Trophic Strategy

A coastal-pelagic shark. Feeds on fishes, especially bony fishes, and also benthic and epibenthic cephalopods.
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Viviparous, placental (Ref. 50449).
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: subsistence fisheries
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