Carcharhinus leiodon  Garrick, 1985

Smooth tooth blacktip shark
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Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes (Ground sharks) > Carcharhinidae (Requiem sharks)
Etymology: Carcharhinus: Greek, karcharos = sharpen + Greek, rhinos = nose (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal.   Tropical; 16°N - 15°N

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 75.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6821)

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Western Indian Ocean: known only from southern Arabia, Gulf of Aden (probably at Qishn in Yemen).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Known only from the holotype (immature male). Viviparous (Ref. 50449).

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Garrick, J.A.F., 1985. Additions to a revision of the shark genus Carcharhinus: synonymy of Aprionodon and Hypoprion, and description of a new species of Carcharhinus (Carcharhinidae). NOAA Tech. Rep. NMFS 34. U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service. 26 p.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

  Vulnerable (VU) (B1ab(iii); C2a(ii))

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00562 (0.00252 - 0.01255), b=3.10 (2.92 - 3.28), based on LWR estimates for this Genus-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.0   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Assuming fecundity<100).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .