Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Chondrichthyes  
 Order Carcharhiniformes  
 Family Carcharhinidae  
 Genus Carcharhinus  
  Carcharhinus sorrah  (Müller & Henle, 1839) ( 👉 redirect to new TaiCOL )
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Synonyms:Carcharias bleekeriCarcharias sorrahCarcharias spallanzaniCarcharias taeniatusCarcharinus sorrahCarcharius spallanzaniEulamia spallanzaniGaleolamna isobelSqualus spallanzani  details
Citation: 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
Character: 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. 
Habitat: 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. 
Name Code: 383080
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