Scientific Name
Carcharhinus sorrah  
Carcharhinus sorrah沙拉真鯊
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Müller & Henle, 1839) Depth 0 - 140M
Chinese 沙拉真鯊 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 真鯊科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F029 Carcharhinidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 沙拉真鯊 
Max Length 160 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 沙條、沙拉白眼鮫、沙魚(臺東)、黑斬(澎湖)、烏翅尾(澎湖)、尖頭(南方澳) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North East、Greeb IS. 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Java [Indonesia, eastern Indian Ocean] 
Synonyms Carcharhinus bleekeri, Carcharhinus spallanzani, Carcharias bleekeri, Carcharias sorrah, Carcharias spallanzani, Carcharias taeniatus, Carcharinus sorrah, Carcharius spallanzani, Eulamia spallanzani, Galeolamna isobel, Squalus spallanzani   
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 ASIZP0800977. ASIZP0800978. ASIZP0800979. ASIZP0910977. ASIZP0910978. ASIZP0910979. BPBMI18664. FRIP00189. FRIP21089. FRIP21463. NMMBP06442. NMMBP06446. NMMBP06454. NMMBP06493. NMMSTP00518. NTMP0625. NTMP0703.  
Common Name Sorrah; School shark; Sorrah shark; Spottail shark; Spot-tail whaler; Spot-tail shark; Black-tip shark; Grey shark 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic A small to moderately large, fairly stocky species. Snout moderately long and pointed. Eyes moderately large, its length 1.7-2.4% of total length. Gill slits fairly short, length of the third 2.1-3.3% of total length and slightly less than a third of 1st dorsal fin base. Rows of anteroposterior teeth in each jaw half 11-13/11-12. Upper teeth with narrow, strongly serrated, high cusps, and crown feet with coarse proximal serrations and strong distal cusplets. Lower teeth with oblique narrow serrated cusps and transverse roots, but no cusplets. Interdorsal ridge present. First dorsal fin large, with a pointed or narrowly rounded apex. Origin of 1st dorsal fin varying from slightly behind to slightly in front of the pectoral free rear tips. Inner margin of the 1st dorsal fin slightly less than half the dorsal base. Second dorsal fin small and low, its height 1.5-2.2% of total length. Origin of 2nd dorsal 1/3 of anal base behind anal origin. Pectoral fin fairly small, with a narrowly rounded or pointed apices. Total number of vertebral centra 153-175, precaudal centra 66-79. Colour medium grey above white below. A conspicuous and large black tip on the pectorals, 2nd dorsal, and ventral caudal lobe. A conspicuous white band on flank.
habitats A common coastal, shallow-water tropical and subtropical shark of the continental and insular shelves. Viviparous, with a yolk-sac placenta. Litter size 3-6, commonly 6. Maximum size is about 160 cm. Males maturing at 106-128 and females maturing at 110-1 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific including Mozambique and South Africa, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Red Sea, Aden, south Yemen, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Java, Thailand, Viet, Nam, China, Taiwan, The Philippines, Australia, Solomon Islands. 
Utility Taken with line gear and gillnets and utilized for human consumption.