Scientific Name
Scoliodon laticaudus  
Scoliodon laticaudus寬尾斜齒鯊
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Müller & Henle, 1838 Depth 10 - 50M
Chinese 寬尾斜齒鯊 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 真鯊科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F029 Carcharhinidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 寬尾斜齒鯊 
Max Length 100 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 沙仔、尖頭沙、寬尾曲齒鮫、寬尾斜齒鮫 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South 
Habitats Coral、Estuary、Fresh Water、Coastal  Holotype Locality India 
Synonyms Carcharias muelleri, Carcharias palasoora, Carcharias palasorra, Carcharias sorrahkowah, Carcharias sorrakowah, Physodon muelleri, Physodon mulleri, Scoliodon laticaudata, Scoliodon palasorrah, Scoliodon sorrakawah, Scoliodon sorrakowa   
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;White, W.T., P.R. Last and G.J.P. Naylor, 2010. Scoliodon macrorhynchos (Bleeker, 1852), a second species of spadenose shark from the Western Pacific (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae). pp. 61-76. In P.R. Last, W.T. White, and J.J. Pogonoski (eds). Descriptions of new sharks and rays from Borneo. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper no. 32.   Nair, K.P. 1976 Teshima, K., M. Ahmad, etc. 1978 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 ASIZP0062923. ASIZP0067270. ASIZP0067272. ASIZP0067311. ASIZP0070565. ASIZP0070789. ASIZP0075036. ASIZP0080056. ASIZP0080844. ASIZP0802200. ASIZP0802212. ASIZP0802213. ASIZP0807390. ASIZP0807580. ASIZP0912200. ASIZP0912212. ASIZP0912213. ASIZP0916957. ASIZP0917390. ASIZP0917580. FRIP00944. MTP0118. MTP0197.  
Common Name Spadenose shark; Yellow dog shark; Yellow dogshark; Indian dogshark 
Redlist Status LR/nt IUCN Redlist: Lower Risk/near threatened(LR/nt)  2000-06-30   
Characteristic A moderately stout, with head broad, greatly depressed, and trowel shaped shark. Snout bell-shaped in dorsoventral view. Preoral length greater than internarial space and mouth width. Eyes small and without posterior notches. Spiracles absent. Teeth similar in upper and lower jaws. Teeth of anteroposteriors with slender oblique cusps and distal blades but no cusplets or serrations. 25-33/24-34 rows of teeth. Interdorsal ridge absent. First dorsal origin over or behind pectoral rear tips, its midbase much closer to pelvic bases than to pectorals and its free rear tip about over pelvic midbases. Second dorsal fin height 1/3 of 1st height or less. Pectoral fin origin under interspace between 4th and 5th of gill slits. Anal fin much larger than 2nd dorsal fin, with short preanal ridges. Colour light grey, yellowish or brownish grey above, without any colour pattern.
habitats A common tropical and subtropical shark of continental and insular shelves. Viviparous, with an unusual columnar placenta. Fertilized eggs are unusually small, only 1 mm in diameter and with little yolk. Maximum size is about 74 cm. Males maturing at 24-3 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific including Tanzania, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Java, Borneo, China, Taiwan, Japan. 
Utility Caught with hook-and-line, longline, floating and bottom gillnets and set bottom nets, and traps. Utilized fresh for human consumption.