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Carcharhinus falciformis


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lexID:
4875 
AphiaID:
105789 
Scientific:
Carcharhinus falciformis 
German:
Seidenhai 
English:
Silky Shark 
Category:
Hajer 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Elasmobranchii (Class) > Carcharhiniformes (Order) > Carcharhinidae (Family) > Carcharhinus (Genus) > falciformis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Müller & Henle, ), 1839 
Occurrence:
Columbia, Chile, Madeira, the Ivory Coast, Togo, Vietnam, Nigeria, India, São Tomé e Principé, Kiribati, Cuba, Costa Rica, Tansania, French Guiana, Israel, Equatorial Guinea, Puerto Rico, Benin, Sierra Leone, Comores, Suriname, Ecuador, Ghana, Mozambique, Guatemala, Peru, Cameroon, Barbados, Senegal, Lord Howe Island, Venezuela, Zirkumsubtropisch, Panama, Jamaica, Somalia, Congo, Uruguay, The Gulf of Guinea, Haiti, the Canary Islands, Angola, Australien, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Brasilien, Californiske golf, Caribien, Cayman øerne, Cocos Island, Cook øerne, Dominikanske republik, Egypten, Fiji, Filippinerne, Fransk Polynesien, Galapagos, Guam, Hawaii, Honduras, Indiske ocean, Indonesien, Japan, Kap Verde, Kina, Maldiverne, Marshall øerne, Mauritius , Mexikanske golf, Mexiko (Øst Pacific), Mikronesien , New Zealand, Nicaragua, Ny Kaledonien, Palau, Papua NeuGuinea , Rødehavet, Seychellerne, Spanien, Sri Lanka, Syd Afrika, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, USA, Vestlige Atlanterhav, Vestlige Indiske ocean, Vestlige Stillehav, Ækvator, Østlige Atlanterhav, Østlige Stillehav 
Sea depth:
1 - 4000 Meter 
Size:
200 cm - 350 cm 
Temperature:
23°C - 24°C 
Food:
Blæksprutte, Kalamaris, Små fisk 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Near threatened (NT) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-12-15 12:46:00 

Husbandry

(Müller & Henle, 1839)

Distribution
Circumtropical. Western Atlantic: Massachusetts, USA to southern Brazil, including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea to Uruguay.

Eastern Atlantic: Spain, Madeira to northern Angola; St. Paul's Rocks; Cape Verde.

Indo-Pacific: scattered records from the Red Sea and Natal, South Africa to China, New Zealand, and the Caroline, Hawaiian, Phoenix and Line islands. Eastern Pacific: southern Baja California, Mexico to northern Chile.
Highly migratory species, Annex I of the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea.

Biology:
Found abundantly near the edge of continental and insular shelves, but also in the open sea and occasionally inshore.
Often found in deepwater reefs and near insular slopes.
Littoral and epipelagic, in the open sea or near the bottom at 18-500 m.
It is quick-moving and aggressive.
Solitary; often associated with schools of tuna (Ref. 244).
Feeds mainly on fishes, but also squid, paper nautiluses, and pelagic crabs.
Viviparous.
Regarded as dangerous to humans.
Flesh utilized fresh and dried-salted for human consumption; its hide for leather; its fin for shark-fin soup; its liver for oil.
2 to 14 young, 73 to 87 cm, are born per litter.

IUCN Red List Status:
Near Threatened (NT)

Threat to humans:
Traumatogenic

Synonymised taxa:
Aprionodon sitankaiensis Herre, 1934
Carcharhinus atrodorsus Deng, Xiong & Zhan, 1981
Carcharhinus falciformes (Müller & Henle, 1839) (misspelling)
Carcharhinus floridanus Bigelow, Schroeder & Springer, 1943
Carcharhinus floridianus Bigelow, Schroeder & Springer, 1943
Carcharhinus menisorrah (Müller & Henle, 1839) (Synonym)
Carcharias falciformis Müller & Henle, 1839
Carcharias falcipinnis Lowe, 1839
Carcharias menisorrah Müller & Henle, 1839
Carcharins menisorrah Müller & Henle, 1839 (misspelling)
Carcharius menisorrah Müller & Henle, 1839 (misspelling)
Eulamia malpeloensis Fowler, 1944
Eulamia menisorrah (Müller & Henle, 1839)
Gymnorhinus pharaonis Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1899
Prionodon tiburo (Poey, 1860)
Squalus tiburo Poey, 1860



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