Scientific Name
Loxodon macrorhinus  
Loxodon macrorhinus廣鼻彎齒鯊
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Müller & Henle, 1839 Depth 7 - 100M
Chinese 廣鼻彎齒鯊 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 真鯊科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F029 Carcharhinidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 彎齒鯊 
Max Length 95 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 沙條、尖頭沙、廣鼻曲齒鮫、廣鼻彎齒鮫、鯊條(澎湖)、赤匏仔(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan North East 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Locality unknown [probably Indian Ocean] 
Synonyms Carcharhinus macloti, Carcharias dumerilii, Scoliodon affinis, Scoliodon ceylonensis, Scoliodon dumerili, Scoliodon jordani, Scoliodon laticaudus   
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  Nair, K.P. 1976 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 NMMBP06443. NMMBP06456.  
Common Name Slit-eye shark; Sliteye shark; Slender dogshark; Jordans blue dogshark 
Redlist Status   2003-04-30   
Characteristic A small, very slender requiem shark with a long snout and big eye. First dorsal origin behind pectoral free rear tips. Second dorsal fin much smaller than 1st, its origin about over anal insertion. Anal fin larger than 2nd dorsal fin, with very long preanal ridges. Colour grayish to brownish without a prominent colour pattern.
habitats A tropical and subtropical inshore shark of the continental and insular shelves, found in moderately shallow waters, at depth 7-80 m. Viviparous, with a yolk-sac placenta. Litter size 2-4. maximum size 91 cm. Males maturing at 62-66 and females maturing a 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific including South Africa, Madagascar, Seychelles, Red Sea, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, China, Taiwan, Japan, The Philippines, Australia. 
Utility This species is particularly important in southeastern India. It is taken in floating and bottom gillnets and longlines. Its flesh is utilized fresh for human consumption.