Scientific Name
Carcharhinus brevipinna  
Carcharhinus brevipinna直齒真鯊
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Müller & Henle, 1839) Depth 0 - 75M
Chinese 直齒真鯊 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 真鯊科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F029 Carcharhinidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 直齒真鯊 
Max Length 300 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 大沙、薔薇白眼鮫、短鰭真鯊 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan East、North East 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Java, Indonesia, eastern Indian Ocean 
Synonyms Aprion brevipinna, Aprionodon brevipenna, Aprionodon brevipinna, Aprionodon caparti, Carcharhinus amblyrhynchoides, Carcharhinus brevipina, Carcharhinus brevipinnis, Carcharhinus johnsoni, Carcharhinus limbatus, Carcharhinus maculipinnis, Carcharias brevipinna, Carcharinus brevipinna, Carcharinus johnsoni ...all 19..  
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);中國動物誌-圓口綱及軟骨魚綱(朱等, 2001);FAO Species Catalogue, Vol.4 Sharks of the world  Compagno, L.J.V. 1984 Compagno, L.J.V. 1984 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 朱元鼎, 孟慶聞 等編 2001 
Specimen List
Common Name Shark; Spinner shark; Blacktipped shark; Great blacktip shark; Long-nose grey shark; Large blacktip shark; Spinner shark 
Redlist Status LR/nt IUCN Redlist: Lower Risk/near threatened(LR/nt)  2000-06-30   
Characteristic A large, slender species. Size up to about 2.8 m. Snout long and pointed. Eyes small, 1.1-2% of total length. Rows of anteroposterior teeth in each jaw half 15-18/14-17. Upper teeth with narrow, finely serrated, long cusps, and crown feet with serrations but no cusplets. Lower teeth with erect, smooth-edged narrow cusps and transverse roots. Interdorsal ridge absent. First dorsal fin small, its origin usually over or slightly posterior to pectoral free rear tip, inner margin of 1st dorsal fin short, a third of dorsal base or slightly less. Second dorsal fin moderately large, its height 1.8-2.6% of total length, its inner margin short and 1.4-1.9 times its height. Origin of 2nd dorsal fin over or usually slightly behind anal fin origin. Total vertebral centra 155-185, precaudal centra 84-96. Black tips usually present on pectorals, 2nd dorsal, anal and ventral caudal lobe. A conspicuous white band on flanks.
habitats A common coastal-pelagic, warm-temperate and tropical shark species. Ranging close inshore and offshore. Spinner shark is a schooling, active species. Viviparous, with a yolk-placenta, number of embryos 3-15, with larger females carrying more young. Gesta 
Distribution Western Atlantic including northern Carolina to Florida, Bahamas, Cuba, northern Gulf of Mexico, British Guiana, southern Brazil. Eastern Atlantic including Mediterranean, Cape Verde Islands, Senegal, Guinea and Sierra Leone, Togo and Nigeria, Angola. Ind 
Utility Commonly caught in fisheries where found, with pelagic longlines, fixed bottom nets, and on hook-and-line. This species also distributed in northeastern Taiwan waters and fished by longline fisheries.