(CRITICALLY ENDANGERED)Pondicherry shark

The Pondicherry shark, Carcharhinus hemiodon is a requiem shark of the family Carcharhinidae, found in the Indo-West Pacific Ocean between latitudes 25° N and 13° S. Its length is up to about 2 m.

The Pondicherry shark is a little-known shark found on the continental and insular shelves. Reports from river mouths and rivers are based on old records that need verification. It probably feeds on small fishes, cephalopods and crustaceans. Reproduction is viviparous. It is utilized fresh for human consumption.

Coloration is grey above, white below, with the tips of the pectorals, and upper and lower caudal fin lobes black, the other fins dusky.

The Pondicherry shark is evaluated as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s