Scientific Name
Carcharhinus brachyurus  
Carcharhinus brachyurus短尾真鯊
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Günther, 1870) Depth 0 - 100M
Chinese 短尾真鯊 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 真鯊科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F029 Carcharhinidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 短尾真鯊 
Max Length 325 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 大沙、短尾白眼鮫、黑鯊 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North East 
Habitats Ocean、Coral、Benthos、Estuary、
Holotype Locality Off Wanganui, New Zealand 
Synonyms Carcharhinus acarenatus, Carcharhinus ahenea, Carcharhinus improvisus, Carcharhinus remotoides, Carcharhinus remotus, Carcharhinus rochensis, Carcharias brachyurus, Carcharias lamiella, Carcharias remotus, Carcharinus improvisus, Eulamia ahenea, Galeolamna ahenea, Galeolamna eblis ...all 14..  
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 ASIZP0800974. ASIZP0800975. ASIZP0800976. ASIZP0806221. ASIZP0910974. ASIZP0910975. ASIZP0910976. ASIZP0916221.  
Barcode2008-03-25,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2014-10-30,Kwang-Tsao Shao,CO1,100%
Common Name Shark; Cocktail whaler; Bronze whaler shark; Bronze; Bronze shark whaler; Cocktail shark; Bronzie; Copper shark; Bronze whaler; Narrow-tooth shark; Narrowtooth shark 
Redlist Status VU IUCN Redlist: Vulnerable(VU) A2d+3d+4d 2003-04-30   
Characteristic A large, fairly slender species. Snout moderately long and narrowly rounded or pointed. Eyes length 1.1-2.2% of total length. Gill slits moderately long, the 3rd 2.5-4.1% of total length and less than a half of 1st dorsal fin base. Rows of anteroposterior teeth in each jaw half 14-16/14-15. upper teeth with narrow, serrated, high bent cusps, and crown feet with slightly coarser serrations but no cusplets. Lower teeth with semierect, narrow serrated cusps and transverse roots. Interdorsal ridge absent usually. Origin of first dorsal fin over or slightly anterior to pectoral rear tips. Second dorsal fin small and fairly low, its height 1.9-2.6% of total length, its inner margin short and 1.2-1.8 times its height. Origin of 2nd dorsal fin over or slightly posterior to anal origin. Total vertebral centra 179-203, precaudal centra 96-110. Colour bronzy to olive grey above, white below, a moderately prominent white band on flank.
habitats An inshore to offshore, warm-temperate shark, occurring from the sea surface to at least 100m depth. Viviparous species, with a yolk-sac placenta. Number of embryos 13-20 per litter. Sex ratio of embryos is 1:1. Age of sexual maturity of this species whic 
Distribution Western Atlantic including Mexico, Gulf of Mexico, southern Brazil to Argentina. Eastern Atlantic including Mediterranean Sea, off France and Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania, Canary Islands, Guinea, Namibia to South Africa. Western Indian Ocean including Sou 
Utility This species is taken in bottom trawlers, line gear, and by spots anglers. This species were caught by longline fisheries in northeastern Taiwan waters but not very common. Flesh is utilized for human consumption.