Smooth tooth blacktip shark

Smooth tooth blacktip shark

Taxobox
name = Smooth tooth blacktip shark


status = VU | status_system = IUCN2.3
trend =
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Chondrichthyes
subclassis = Elasmobranchii
ordo = Carcharhiniformes
familia = Carcharhinidae
genus = "Carcharhinus"
species = "C. leiodon"
binomial = "Carcharhinus leiodon"
binomial_authority = Garrick, 1985
range_



range_map_width = 250px
range_map_caption = Range of smoothtooth blacktip shark
The smooth tooth blacktip, "Carcharhinus leiodon", is a requiem shark of the family Carcharhinidae, found in the western Indian Ocean between latitudes 16° N and 15° N. Its length is up to about 75 cm.

The smooth tooth blacktip shark is known only from the holotype, an immature male, caught in the Gulf of Aden. Reproduction is viviparous.

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