Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes
(Ground sharks) > Carcharhinidae
Etymology: Lamiopsis: Greek, lamia = a shark, a fabulous monster + Greek,opsis = appearance; 1776 (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; brackish; demersal; amphidromous (Ref. 51243); depth range ? - 50 m. Tropical; 26°N - 2°N, 65°E - 100°E
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 130 - ? cm
Max length : 170 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9997)
Indian Ocean: records validated from India and Bangladesh. IUCN assessment needs to be revised for L. temminckii since L. tephrodes was resurrected from its synonymy (Ref. 84282).
A little-known shark found in coastal, inshore waters (Ref. 244). Probably feeds on small fishes and invertebrates (Ref. 9997). Viviparous (Ref. 50449). Not known to be dangerous to people (Ref. 244). Meat utilized fresh and dried salted for human consumption, liver for oil (Ref.244). Caught irregularly by inshore gillnet fisheries, particularly those operating off Borneo (Ref.58048).
Viviparous, placental (Ref. 50449), with 4 to 8 young per litter (Ref. 244). Gestation period of ~ 8 months (Ref.58048). Size at birth between 40 and 60 cm (Ref. 244). Distinct pairing with embrace (Ref. 205).
Compagno, L.J.V., 1984. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 4. Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Part 2 - Carcharhiniformes. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(4/2):251-655. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 244)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00537 (0.00246 - 0.01172), b=3.09 (2.91 - 3.27), based on LWR estimates for this Family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.0 ±0.61 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Fec=4).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (63 of 100) .